las vegas shooting

On October 1st in Nevada, Las Vegas, one of the worst mass shootings in history took place.

It was reported that Stephen Paddock opened fire on a large crowd of concert goers at the Route 91 Harvest music festival on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada.

Las Vegas shooter

More than 489 people were injured and 58 died. For reasons that are so far unknown, 64-year-old Paddock from Mesquite, Nevada, fired hundreds of rifle rounds from his suite on the 32nd floor of the nearby Mandalay Bay hotel.

He was reported to have shot himself before police could apprehend him.

The first responders and police officers that arrived at the scene were instrumental in preventing more loss to life.

However, there still remain some unanswered questions regarding the shooting.

One of which is that there were reported to be 2 shooters. While official figures report that there was only one shooter – many witnesses at the scene reported multiple shooters.

Although this can be attributed to the sheer chaos and panic that ensued, so far it is not known how the shooter managed to gain access to a “full auto” weapon which is usually limited to law enforcement or military personnel.

Around 45 minutes before the shooting, a woman was reported to have told other partygoers that they were going to die.

According to a witness who was at the Route 91 music event, an unidentified woman pushed her way to the front of the venue and shouted at everyone that they were going to die.

The woman, described as Hispanic, was escorted away from the scene, along with a man. The man who was escorted away, was not the shooter.

What this suggests is that more than one person appeared to know the shooting was about to take place.

On the fateful night, the exits were reported to have been blocked. One witness described the situation as “being caught like a rat in a maze” with numerous “dead ends.”

Essentially, this created a trap in which the concert goers could not escape once the shooting began.

Police also found more than 10 rifles and bags full of weaponry which he was able to bring into his room, with more than 20 bags and suitcases.

As he appears to have had a fully auto rifle and bullets which was more than sufficient to carry out his sick agenda, it seems odd that he needed so many weapons – which would not have been easy for one elderly man to carry.

These are just some of the unanswered questions that surround the case.

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