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Coroner: Las Vegas gunman shot himself in the mouth

A file photo of Stephen Paddock who was the confirmed shooter in Las Vegas.
A file photo of Stephen Paddock who was the confirmed shooter in Las Vegas.

The gunman behind the Las Vegas shooting shot himself in the mouth after he fired on innocent concertgoers, according to the Clark County Coroner's Office.

The revelation came late Thursday along with a list of findings in the autopsies of the 58 killed in the Oct. 1 sniping attack — the deadliest mass shooting in recent U.S. history.

Stephen Paddock's death was ruled a suicide. Clark County Coroner John Fudenberg released a statement saying Paddock had shot himself in the mouth.

The deaths of all victims in the attack were ruled homicides. All were hit by Paddock's gunfire as he perched from his hotel room on the 32nd floor in the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.

The list contains the names each victim, their cause of death, where they were shot, and the manner in which they died.

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Sixteen of the victims were shot in the head, according to the list. Others were hit in the back, chest or neck. One man is listed with a gunshot wound to the leg as his cause of death.

Six of the victims were hit multiple times.

The release didn't include full autopsies for Paddock or the 58 victims.

Paddock's brain was sent for additional testing after his autopsy didn't find any visible abnormalities. Many have hoped that his autopsy would help provide a motive or some answers in the mysterious tragedy.

The new information was released a day after FBI Special Agent in Charge Aaron Rouse told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that Paddock's motive was still being investigated and authorities were pouring over about 22,000 hours of surveillance and cell phone footage.