October 2 is a day a relatively unknown retired accountant decided to cast his name in the sand of time, although for very insane reasons.

Stephen Craig Paddock carried out the deadliest mass shooting in recent times in the US.

By the time he completed his 'assignment', 58 lives were lost while over 500 were injured.

Bullets rained from the window of the 32nd floor window of Mandalay Bay hotel near a concert ground in Las Vegas.

Concert-goers were not sure of where the bullets were coming from as they scampered for safety, with some of them using others are shields.

Paddock’s family was in shock after the 64-year-old sowed terror on the Vegas strip in the worst mass shooting in recent US history, which the Islamic State group early Monday claimed was carried out by one of its “soldiers.”

His brother, Eric Paddock, told CBS News his brother was “not an avid gun guy at all.”

“Where the hell did he get automatic weapons? He has no military background or anything like that,” he said.

“He’s a guy who lived in a house in Mesquite, drove down and gambled in Las Vegas. He did stuff. Eat burritos.”

Paddock was found dead, apparently of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, when a police SWAT team burst in to his room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Hotel.

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