Vegas shooter's laptop was missing hard drive

Part of Reno Ave. near South Las Vegas Blvd is blocked with police tape in the aftermath of a mass shooting Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, in Las Vegas. A gunman opened fire on an outdoor music concert on Sunday. It was the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, with dozens killed and hundreds injured, some by gunfire, some during the chaotic escape. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

A federal official says a laptop found in the Las Vegas shooter's hotel suite after the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history was missing a hard drive.

The official says Wednesday that investigators believe gunman Stephen Paddock removed the hard drive from the laptop before taking his own life after he opened fire on a crowd at a country music festival. The official said the hard drive hasn't been found.

RELATED | 1 October investigation: What we know so far

The official wasn't authorized to discuss the matter publicly and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.

Investigators haven't determined what led Paddock to open fire on the crowd, killing 58 people and injuring hundreds of others on Oct. 1.

close video ad
Unmutetoggle ad audio on off