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iPhone Saves Las Vegas Concertgoer's Life (Photos)

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An iPhone is being credited with saving a woman's life during the Oct. 1 mass shooting in Las Vegas.

The woman, who has not been publicly identified, showed her cab driver her damaged phone after the attack, reports KLAS.

Singer Jason Aldean was on stage when when a gunman opened fire on concertgoers at the Route 91 Harvest Festival, a three-day country music event, according to the Daily Mail.

The suspect, Stephen Paddock, opened fire from a high floor of a nearby Las Vegas hotel, killing at least 59 people and injuring 527 others, in one of the deadliest mass shootings in U.S. history, The New York Times reports.

President Donald Trump, speaking at the White House, described the massacre as an "act of pure evil."

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Police say Paddock, 64, started firing down on the concertgoers from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.

He reportedly had cameras set up in the hallway so he could see police coming. When they arrived 72 minutes after the attack began, they found him dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The facts that have emerged about Paddock describe him as a rambling, gambling man, who moved house 27 times, living variously in Nevada, Florida and Texas.

A retired accountant, he worked as an internal auditor at Lockheed Martin for three years in the late 1980s, and was a manager and investor in apartment complexes in Texas and California.

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He was living in Mesquite, Nevada, at the time of his death. He had earlier lived in Mesquite, Texas, just outside of Dallas.

"He was a gambler, that was his job," said his brother, Eric Paddock. "He was a wealthy guy, playing video poker, who went cruising all the time and lived in a hotel room."

His last known full-time employment was 30 years ago. He was twice divorced. He had a pilot's license and had owned two single-engine planes.

Local police said he has a clean record, without even a traffic violation.

His father, however, was convicted in 1961 of committing a series of bank robberies, and was sentenced to 20 years in prison, but escaped from La Tuna federal prison in Texas in 1968 and spent years on the FBI's most wanted list.

The motive for the attack is being investigated by police and federal authorities.

No further details of the iPhone woman were reported, but a photo shows the back of the device that appears to have been shattered by a single bullet.

Sources: Daily Mail, KLAS, The New York Times (2) / Featured Image: Pixabay / Embedded Images: Daily Mail, Getty Images via Daily Mail

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