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Police report that Las Vegas shooter had child pornography on his computer

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Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo revealed a preliminary report Friday that  investigators found child pornography on the computer of Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock.

Paddock's attack from a Mandalay Bay hotel room left 58 concertgoers dead and hundreds more injured in the October mass shooting.

What about the child pornography?

According to an 81-page preliminary investigation report of the incident, several hundred photos depicting child pornography were discovered on a computer belonging to Paddock, which was located inside his hotel room.

A portion of the report, which Lombardo referred to during Friday's news conference, said:

Computer forensic analysis of a Dell laptop Model E5570 revealed numerous internet searches for open air venues. Additionally, several hundred images of child pornography were located on the computer’s hard drive. The investigation into the source of these images is ongoing.

The computer also contained internet searches on "How tall is Mandalay Bay" and open-air venues such as Las Vegas' Fremont Hotel & Casino, Gary Reese Freedom Park, and the Discovery Children's Museum, which he searched twice.

Paddock isn't the only member of his family who possessed child pornography — his brother Bruce was arrested for child pornography in October.

Is there more?

Lombardo revealed that law enforcement officials do not plan to seek charges against Paddock's girlfriend, Marilou Danley, but admitted that the FBI has an open investigation into an unnamed person of interest.

Las Vegas law enforcement officials on Tuesday also said that law enforcement is looking into new charges of additional suspects. Lombardo was adamant, however, that Paddock was the only shooter.

Friday's news conference was the first that Lombardo and his department have held on the shooting since Oct. 13.

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