Scanner Audio: Cops say “active shooter inside the fairgrounds”, “1/2 up Mandalay Bay”, and “Stage left.” Stage left is a theatrical term for the left side of stage when on the stage. Maybe he meant the left side of the stage. But the left side of the stage is a safer area than the right side (which would be stage left). Audio repeats. Virtual tour via google earth (pre event date of course).
oNew photos show Vegas shooter’s dead body on the floor of his hotel room after he committed suicide
oIn the photo, Stephen Paddock wears a brown long-sleeved top, black slacks, loafers, and black gloves
oNext to his body are two assault rifles with bi-pods; one has a ‘bump stock’, making it effectively full-auto
oDozens of spent shells litter the floor and in one corner magazines sit in neat stacks
oA hammer is also seen, which Paddock presumably used to smash open two windows in his suite
oIt was from both of those vantage points that Paddock fired on a crowd of 22,000 attending a music festival
oHe killed at least 59 people and injured 527 in the attack – the deadliest in U.S. history
oVideo from outside the hotel room shows bullets piercing the front door, from when Paddock shot at cops
oHe set up a camera on a room service cart outside the room to warn him when police were arriving
oBy the time a SWAT team blew open the door to the suite, Paddock had shot himself dead
oInvestigators are struggling to find a reason for why the millionaire retiree carried out the massacre
oHe had no criminal record, and his brother says he wasn’t religious or political
oHe did, however, like gambling and in the two weeks prior had carried out several large figure bets
oIn the week before he died, he also wired $100,000 to an account in his girlfriend’s native Philippines
oGirlfriend Marilou Danley is back to being a person of interest and is en route back to the U.S. for questioning
oOn Tuesday, Las Vegas authorities say they had identified all but three of the 59 victims
At a Tuesday afternoon press conference, Lombardo confirmed that Paddock had cameras set up inside and outside of his room – including one on the food service cart.
The cameras outside the room appear to have been used to warn Lombardo when police were outside. A source told the Washington Post that the cameras outside the room were connected to a tablet which streamed live footage of the hallway.
Lombardo refused to comment on whether the cameras inside the room were used by Paddock to capture the massacre.
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When retiree Stephen Paddock checked into his 32nd-floor hotel suite at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino last Thursday, nothing appeared unusual.
Paddock had booked room 32135, described by Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Sheriff Joseph Lombardo as one large suite with uninterrupted views of the Las Vegas Strip.
The former accountant would’ve had a clear view of the Route 91 Harvest Festival, a 3-day country music event taking place in an open-air, ground-level venue across the Strip, some 400 yards away from his hotel.
On Sunday night, as the crowd of about 22,000 people listened to headliner Jason Aldean below, Paddock smashed two windows of his hotel suite — one in the front and one on the corner — and fired into the crowd, ultimately killing 59 and injuring hundreds of others.
The attack was the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal, citing an unnamed source, reported late Wednesday that two holes were found in one of the two jet fuel tanks near the site of the Route 91 Harvest concert. One of the bullets penetrated a tank, but did not cause an explosion, the report said.
The report said FBI agents inspected the tanks and considered the bullet’s trajectory from where Paddock opened fire on 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.
FoxNews.com could not immediately confirm the report. The paper reported that both the company that operates the tanks and the FBI did not comment for its report.
Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo said it’s difficult to believe Paddock acted alone in the attack on the audience of an outdoor concert.
Please know: My sincere & heartfelt sympathies to all who suffer from this horrific tragedy.
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