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Brother Of Las Vegas Gunman Arrested On Child Pornography Charges

The story of Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock's family just keeps getting weirder.

The Los Angeles Times is reporting one of Paddock's younger brothers, Bruce Paddock, has been detained in North Hollywood on suspicion of crimes related to child pornography. Paddock, 58, was taken into custody Wednesday morning.

The LAPD said a man was detained in the 5300 block of Laurel Canyon Boulevard on suspicion of crimes related to child pornography. However the LAPD would not reveal the name of the man. Sandra Breault, a spokeswoman for the FBI in Las Vegas, declined to say whether Bruce Paddock’s detention was connected to the agency's investigation into the concert shooting.

Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock

The Paddocks' father, Benjamin Paddock, was famously revealed to be a former bank robber and con man who once made the FBI's "most wanted" list. Paddock's family has mostly avoided the media, though his youngest brother, Eric, spoke out when reporters descended on his Florida home in the days following the shooting. Eric Paddock said he wasn't close with most of his brothers, but had once been involved in a lucrative real estate venture with Stephen. He said he was shocked to learn that his brother had been the shooter, and said his brother gave no indication that he might carry out such an atrocious act.

The 64-year-old Stephen Paddock opened fire on a Las Vegas crowd of 20,000 people attending a country music festival on Oct. 1. Paddock killed 60 people, including himself, in the meticulously planned attack for which investigators have so far failed to identify a motive. The quest to find why Stephen Paddock, a wealthy real estate investor and professional gambler, did what he did has so far yielded no results.

Meanwhile, police have repeatedly changed their timeline for the shooting, and MGM Resorts, the owner of the Mandalay Bay hotel, has taken efforts to stop more information about the timeline of events from leaking to the public, for fear it could face lawsuits from Paddock's victims.