It is always said that what you are imparted as a child by our parents determines who you grow up to be as a person. Your family values stay with you throughout and shape you as a person. And this was once again proved in the case of Stephen Paddock, the Las Vegas shooter, who yesterday carried out one of the deadliest mass shooting in US history. His father, Benjamin Hoskins Paddock, was by the career a bank robber and was on the FBI’s most wanted list between 1969 and 1977.
Guess, his mannerisms rubbed on to Stephen and motivated him to kill innocent citizens without any remorse.
Reportedly, Stephen, who killed at least 59 people in United States worst ever mass shooting, is a wealthy property owner and a regular in Las Vegas casinos and made a living through “gambling and speculation”.
It goes on to show that no matter how successful or wealthy you become in life, it has nothing to do with who you as a person. Your thinking and values are determined by what your parents teach you. Evident from this scenario too, having grown up seeing his father Benjamin rob banks after banks for several years in a stretch, the criminal lifestyle was ingrained into Stephen from a very young age.
Lured into this world by his father only, Stephen developed homicidal tendencies and a cruel and cold personality leading him to plot out a gruesome plan which has today resulted in chaos and commotion in Las Vegas.
As per recent statistics, released by the state of Las Vegas on Tuesday, the shooting costed the lives of 59 people, leaving at least 527 injured. The victims so far identified include an off-duty Las Vegas policeman, a San Diego lawyer, and three Canadians. The attack occurred on Monday when Stephen opened fire on thousands attending a Jason Aldean concert in Las Vegas.
Stephen C Paddock, 64, killed himself before armed police blasted their way into his hotel room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel in Las Vegas on Sunday night. Police recovered more than ten rifles from the room. Police are still searching for clues telling them what drove him to open fire from his window at concert goers below.