Multiple potential attacks have been revealed in Stephen Paddock’s demonic agenda.
Stephen Paddock, the Las Vegas gunman, killed 58 people and injured hundreds more in the deadliest shooting in modern United States’ history. Paddock had booked a room overlooking a Jason Aldean concert where he shot off thousands of rounds into the crowd from the balcony.
There has been minimal information found to suggest a motive, taking international terrorism off the table for now. As far as Paddock’s brother, Eric, knew, Stephen had no obvious religious or political affiliations.
Paddock legally obtained nearly two dozen firearms, including multiple rifles fitted with scopes and at least one rifle may have been altered to act as an automatic weapon. A store, Guns & Guitars, said Paddock bought a gun from them and that “he never gave any indication or reason to believe he was unstable or unfit at any time.”
The 64-year-old shooter was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot in his hotel room after he opened fire on 22 thousand concert-goers.
After searching Paddock’s Mesquite home, at least 19 firearms were found in addition to thousands of rounds of ammunition. Explosives and several pounds of ammonium nitrate used to make explosives, were also found.
“There’s absolutely no way I could conceive that my brother would shoot a bunch of people that he didn’t know,” Eric Paddock said in a statement, seemingly lost for words to explain the tragedy.
“Something just incredibly wrong happened to my brother.”
Nothing supposedly stood out about Paddock, except, maybe the fact that he bought 33 firearms over the past year.
What’s Happening Now:
New, unsettling information has come to light following the deadliest shooting in modern US history, revealing that the Las Vegas gunman targetted at least two other sites this August, including Lollapalooza- where Malia Obama was in attendance.
Paddock rented a room across from Grant Park, where the music festival took place, also where Malia once attended her father’s victory speech the night he made history as America’s first black president. Law enforcement officials have also released that Paddock went as far as to consider renting a room in Boston.
It has yet to be confirmed if the Las Vegas shooter actually went to Chicago, the hotel devoid of records of anyone staying at the hotel under Paddock’s name.
“We are aware of the media reports and have been in communication with our federal partners,” the Chicago Police Department said in a statement. “As you saw earlier this week the city conducts extensive public safety planning and training around major events, in close coordination with our law enforcement partners, to ensure public safety.”
Though without a motive, investigators are said to be operating under the assumption that Paddock had help with his attack.
“On face value, you have to make the assumption that he had to have some help at some point,” Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo said. “And we want to ensure that that’s the answer.”
Contemplating a different outcome where Malia Obama’s freshman year at Harvard could have been derailed by a single shooter is the tragic reality for many victims of the Las Vegas shooting, making gun control an even more relevant step towards ending gun violence.
H/T: Raw Story