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Brother of Las Vegas shooter suspected of possessing child porn

Bruce Paddock arrested in LA on suspicion of possessing child pornography

Bruce Paddock was arrested in Los Angeles on suspicion of possessing child porn. (WDIV)
Bruce Paddock was arrested in Los Angeles on suspicion of possessing child porn. (WDIV) (Michael Cary/CNN)

LOS ANGELES – The brother of the Las Vegas shooter who killed dozens of people and injured hundreds more during a country music concert has been arrested on suspicion of possessing child pornography, officials said.

Stephen Paddock's brother, Bruce Paddock, has been arrested in Los Angeles on suspicion of possessing child porn, authorities said.

Bruce Paddock's arrest was confirmed by a law enforcement official briefed on the investigation but not authorized to discuss it publicly.

Bruce Paddock is not considered a suspect in the Las Vegas shooting. The official said the child porn case predates the shooting. It wasn't immediately known if he has an attorney.

There were 58 people killed and hundreds more wounded Oct. 1 at the Route 91 Harvest Festival on the Las Vegas Strip. Stephen Paddock opened fire from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay casino-hotel tower.

Another brother, Eric Paddock, spoke to media following the shooting, but Bruce Paddock did not