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Las Vegas shooter had ‘bouts of depression’ caused by financial woes: sheriff

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WATCH: Stephen Paddock was gambling the night before shooting: LVPD – Oct 9, 2017

The top lawman in Las Vegas says the gunman who killed 58 people at a concert last month had lost a significant amount of money in the previous two years and that it may be a “determining factor” in the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

Sheriff Joe Lombardo says in an interview with news station KLAS-TV that gunman Stephen Paddock had been losing money and was “going in the wrong direction.” He says the losses triggered “bouts of depression.”

READ MORE: Scientists to study brain of Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock

Lombardo says investigators haven’t uncovered exactly what led Paddock to unleash a barrage of gunfire into a crowd of concertgoers from his high-rise hotel suite.

It comes as several news organizations, including The Associated Press, have sued for 911 calls, police video and search warrants related to the shooting.

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