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Las Vegas Police working to find motive behind shooting

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Police officers advise people to take cover near the scene of a shooting near the Mandalay Bay resort and casino on the Las Vegas Strip, Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher) Police officers advise people to take cover near the scene of a shooting near the Mandalay Bay resort and casino on the Las Vegas Strip, Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

LAS VEGAS - The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) said they are working to process the crime scene and investigate the motives of the shooter. 

Sheriff Joe Lombardo explained this in a media briefing Monday. Sheriff Lombardo said a search warrant at the home of Stephen Craig Paddock in Mesquite, Nevada has been executed.

Detectives are looking for any evidence that may shed some light on the massacre Sunday night. 

Paddock opened fire on a crowd of more than 22,000 concert-goers from his hotel room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel, at approximately 10:08 p.m. The victims were across the street attending the Route 91 Harvest Festival concert when bullets began flying.

The LVMPD SWAT responded to the call, the media release says once SWAT breached the hotel room the suspect was dead.

Police say they understand people who attended the concert need to retrieve personal belongings but once the scene is cleared there will be more information on that.

According to LVMPD this is still an active investigation, the Federal Bureau of Investigators is asking for anyone with videos or photos concerning the shooting to call 1-800-225-5324. 

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