We are still waiting to learn more about the terrible shooting that took place one week ago in Las Vegas.
Few details have emerged that can explain just why Stephen Paddock opened fire on a crowd of concert goers, killing over 50 and injuring many more.
New information has come out recently. We know now Paddock has detailed plans about his attack. But this only raises more questions.
From CBS News:
A note found in the hotel room of the man who shot into a crowd from his perch in a Las Vegas high-rise included hand-written calculations about where he needed to aim to maximize his accuracy and kill as many people as possible.
In an interview airing Sunday on “60 Minutes,” three police officers who stormed Stephen Paddock’s hotel room in the Mandalay Bay hotel tell correspondent Bill Whitaker new details about the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history. The officers were the first to see Paddock’s body and the arsenal of weapons and ammunition he had stockpiled.
Officer David Newton from the Las Vegas Police Department’s K-9 unit said he noticed a note on the shooter’s nightstand once officers breached the room. He said the note was located near one of the windows that Paddock had smashed with a hammer to fire onto the crowd below with high-powered semi-automatic rifles outfitted to increase their rate of fire.
“I could see on it he had written the distance, the elevation he was on, the drop of what his bullet was gonna be for the crowd,” Newton said. “So he had that written down and figured out so he would know where to shoot to hit his targets from there.”
Early reports from the shooter’s brother claim Paddock had no experience with weapons. Yet he was armed with—according to police—expensive, custom-made rifles. And now we know he had notes on how to exactly target victims for maximum accuracy. How would a man with no weapons experience know all that?
This raises greater concern that he was not working alone. Perhaps someone, or someones, equipped him with those powerful weapons. He wasn’t experienced shooting, so they wrote out instructions for how to target those people.
Why else would he need to write instructions down? Someone who is working alone, perhaps experienced with firearms, doesn’t need to write down basic things like targeting and accuracy.
This only lends greater evidence to the idea that he was working with others, or perhaps was a pawn in a larger plan. But will law enforcement get to the bottom of it? What else will they learn?
We the people deserve to know.
Source: CBS News