Eric Paddock struggled to find the words to explain how it felt to learn his brother, 64-year-old Stephen Paddock, was the gunman who opened fire on thousands in Las Vegas on Sunday night and killed more than 50.
Standing in front of reporters on the brick entryway of his Florida home, Eric Paddock told CNN he saw no signs of potential violence from his brother. The two exchanged messages just a few weeks ago.
“He texted me to see how my mom was after we didn’t have power for five days in the neighborhood,” said Paddock, who lives east of Orlando. “He talked to her on the phone a week or two ago, then sent her a walker because she’s having trouble walking.”