The recent Las Vegas shooting was the worst in American history.
Stephen Paddock, the man behind the trigger, meticulously planned the attack for years.
And investigators just released more information about his plan, and thousands could have died if he completed it.
Police have been steadily releasing information about the Las Vegas murderer, Stephen Paddock, often creating more questions than answers.
The latest information is no different.
Police believe Paddock had been plotting an escape route, using surveillance cameras he had set up in order to spot police officers approaching.
According to authorities, there were 50 pounds of explosives and 1,600 rounds of ammunition in the shooter’s car.
If he was able to escape, he could have caused even more mayhem than he already did.
In the post-shooting chaos, he could have killed thousands with the arsenal of weapons and explosives he had.
And it is unlikely that Paddock did not have a post-escape plan.
He had been planning and studying in preparation for this attack for months.
Authorities just announced that Paddock had booked rooms overlooking two other music festivals in recent weeks.
One was in Chicago, and the other was on the Las Vegas strip, where he would carry out his murderous plan just days later.
As reported by The Sun:
“Police believe Paddock had been plotting an escape route after finding he had lined the inside and outside of his room with surveillance cameras to spot officers approaching.
Authorities found 1,600 rounds of ammunition and 50 pounds of explosives in the former millionaire and prolific gambler’s car.
It has now emerged the 64-year-old booked rooms overlooking the Lollapalooza festival in Chicago in August and the Life Is Beautiful event near the Vegas strip just weeks ago.”
But the situation with Paddock gets even weirder when it relates to his suicide.
The police have confirmed the note found next to Paddock’s body after his death was not a suicide note.
And some are speculating that Paddock’s body position suggests the shooting may have been accidental and occurred when he was collecting weapons and moving through the hotel room after seeing police approaching the door.
Police are still unsure about whether his death was intentional, or unintentional.
And nobody knows what would have happened if he had not committed suicide, as his plan seemed to cover all the bases.
A plan as grand as he had is unlikely to have been committed without at least some help.
The Clark County Sheriff, Joseph Lombardo agrees, stating:
“You have to make an assumption that he had some help at some point.”
“What we know is that Stephen Paddock is a man who spent decades acquiring weapons and ammo and living a secret life, much of which will never be fully understood.”
Paddock’s girlfriend, Marilou Danley has continued to be a person of interest to the FBI. The FBI believes she likely has the key in finding out why the massacre took place.
And some are speculating that she herself may have been involved, at least in the planning of the attack.
Most of the suspicion comes after she was flown to the Philippines just days before the killing, and transferred $100,000 from Paddock.
There are a lot of questions about the shooting, many of which may never be answered.
All that is known at this point is that Paddock had a much grander plan, but it was cut short after he shot himself.
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