Brother of Las Vegas shooter detained in Los Angeles

Brother of Las Vegas shooter detained in Los Angeles

NBC4 is attempting to confirm reports that Bruce Paddock was arrested at an assisted living center.

An FBI spokeswoman confirmed to CBS News that federal officials assisted the Los Angeles Police Department Wednesday in arresting Bruce Paddock.

Josh Rubenstein, an LAPD spokesman, said Paddock's arrest was the result of an independent investigation by the LAPD and not related to the Vegas shooting carried out by his brother, Stephen.

It's believed that Paddock himself removed the hard drive before shooting himself, sources told ABC News, and the device has not yet been recovered. He had not yet been booked, and no other details were available.

Northern Illinois shooter Steven Kazmierczak removed the SIM card from his phone and the hard drive from his laptop before he killed six people in 2008. Without the hard drive, it is impossible to know whether Paddock actually used the software or not.

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The Los Angeles Police Department said the investigation began "after evidence was discovered inside a business" in Sun Valley, California.

Eric Paddock (L) and Stephen Paddock (R) in an undated photo.

Authorities have been poring over every aspect of Paddock's life and past in an effort to piece together the events that led up to the massacre and the motive, ABC reported.

Other mass shooters in the United States have left behind writings or manifestos explaining their actions - however deranged those explanations may have been.

The 2008, Steven Kazmierczak, who murdered five students at an IL college before killing himself, removed the SIM card from his phone and the hard drive from his laptop.

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