The deadliest shooting in recent US history unfolded — as most do — in a storm of chaos and confusion.

Though the enormity of the situation emerged quickly Sunday night, details were still emerging of exactly what happened more than 24 hours later.

The police have confirmed that the gunman, identified as a 64-year-old man named Stephen Paddock, spent three days in Las Vegas before his attack and managed to amass a huge stockpile of guns.

By the time the general public had been told a shooting was underway Sunday night, Paddock was already dead. Here, moment by moment, is how the attack unfolded: