LAS VEGAS, NEVADA (CBSMiami) — The first images are coming out of the hotel suite where a gunman went on a shooting rampage in Las Vegas Sunday night, killing 59 people and injuring more than 500 at a country music festival.
Video taken from Stephen Paddock’s hotel suite at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas shows an assault rifle resting on a stand on the floor.
Crime scene tape can also be seen across the busted door.
Police say 64-year-old Paddock had an arsenal of 23 weapons and thousands of rounds of ammunition in his suite and 19 other guns were found in his home.
Police say Paddock took aim Sunday night from the 32nd floor at a country music festival below.
On Tuesday, investigators combed through the concert grounds-turned-crime scene.
Meantime, Mr. Las Vegas himself Wayne Newton met with victims and their families. He shook hands, gave hugs and said the city he loves so much will recover.
“I don’t really believe that this will define what Las Vegas and Nevada is. I think the kindness and the promptness of our first responders will truly define,” said Newton.
Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo said all but three of the victims had been identified.
A handful of people made it out alive thanks to Bryan Hopkins who lead a group of people to safety in a portable freezer. Inside that freezer, many were on their phones with loved ones not knowing if they would make it out alive but when the gunfire stopped for a moment, they made a run for it.
“I kept saying, ‘It’s going to be okay. It’s going to be okay and we see a body, we see a body, we see another body,” said Hopkins.
They made it to the fence that surrounded the concert grounds and got some lifesaving help.
“Two guys on the other side of the fence come running over and pull the bottom out far enough for me to get through. I get to the other side and I hold it so everybody who followed me and the two Nicole’s get through,” said Hopkins.
Dozens of lawn chairs and other personal items remain, left behind as people ran for cover.
“He was just shooting so much. It was almost 20 minutes worth of shooting and he would only pause for a few seconds while I guess he would switch weapons or recharge,” said concertgoer Israel Cabanas.
It’s during that volley of gunfire that 20-year-old Savanna Chasco was shot in the back.
“I hear my daughter saying she may have been shot and that she’s running from the scene and in the background all you can hear is just rapid fire, just constant rapid fire,” said her father Edward Chasco.
With all the chaos and Adrenalin, Savanna wasn’t sure if she was actually shot until her dad asked.
“I asked her if she had been shot or if she was grazed. So she turned to one of her friends and says my dad wants to know if I’ve been shot and you hear one of her friends say, ‘yes, you were,'” said Edward.
Savanna survived but a friend of her’s did not make. He was found dead at the scene.
“Please tell her our prayers are with her,” said Newton about Savanna.
A law enforcement source told CBS News, Paddock recently transferred more than $10,000 to a bank account in the Philippines in recent weeks, but it is unclear who the payment went to.
Sheriff Lombardo said Paddock’s girlfriend is a person of interest in the case.
A federal spokesperson told the Associated Press, Paddock worked as a letter carrier and IRS agent for nearly a decade in the 1970s and 80s.
While investigators try to determine what drove Paddock to commit the largest mass shooting in U.S. history, security experts in Las Vegas said attacks like this are hard to predict so they’re hard to prevent.
“A guy shooting on the 32nd floor was the last of their worries, now it has become their worry,” said Security Expert Tom Burns.
Near the scene, balloons and flowers paid tribute to the victims. Dozens remain in critical condition.
President Trump on Tuesday called the gunman “sick and demented” and said we will be discussing gun laws as time goes by.