Las Vegas Hotel Re-numbers Floor Where Stephen Paddock Opened Fire

February 7, 2018 Updated: February 7, 2018    

The Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, where a gunman converted a suite to a sniper’s nest in October and opened fire on an outdoor country music concert, killing 58 people, will rename several floors of the guest tower, the company said.

Floors 31, 32, 33 and 34 of the hotel will be renumbered 56, 57, 58 and 59, said Brian Ahern, a spokesman for MGM Resorts International, which owns the Mandalay Bay.

Workers board up a broken window at the Mandalay Bay hotel, where shooter Stephen Paddock conducted his mass shooting along the Las Vegas Strip, in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., October 6, 2017. (Reuters/Chris Wattie)
 Stephen Paddock, a 64-year-old retiree, fired on the Route 91 Harvest festival on Oct. 1 from a suite he had rented on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay before taking his own life.

The tower, which is 43 stories tall, had already used an unconventional floor-numbering system before the massacre in which the top four floors were listed as 60-63.

Stephen Paddock. (Twitter/Stephen_Paddock)

Paddock’s shooting spree, which also wounded nearly 500 people, ranks as the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

Last week a Mesa, Arizona ammunition dealer who has acknowledged selling hundreds of rounds of tracer bullets to Paddock in September, Douglas Haig, was charged with conspiracy to make and sell armor-piercing ammunition without a license.

Members of the media gather in front of the home mass murderer Stephen Paddock is seen in Mesquite, Nevada Oct. 3, 2017. (ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Haig, 55, has said none of the surplus military ammunition was fired during the killing spree, and that he had no inkling of any criminal intent by Paddock.

No motive for the massacre has ever been established.

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