(Conservative Tribune) – Following the horrific attack in Las Vegas, the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history, authorities have additional information into killer Stephen Paddock’s mindset during the shooting.
According to CNN citing a law enforcement official with knowledge of the case, the handwritten note found in Paddock’s hotel room contained calculations regarding the distance and trajectory between his 32nd floor room at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and his targets at the Route 91 Harvest Festival.
During an interview Sunday on CBS’ “60 Minutes,” some of the officers who crashed into Paddock’s hotel room spoke about the shooter’s note and explained how it was used to carry out the horrific attack that killed 59 and wounded more than 500 others.
Officer Dave Newton of the Las Vegas Police Department’s K-9 unit said he found the note near one a window Paddock had smashed — out of which he shot his high-powered firearms.
“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, indicating Paddock’s assault was meticulous and pre-planned.
“So he had that written down and figured out so he would know where to shoot to hit his targets from there,” he added.
As pointed out by Rare, Newton described what Paddock’s hotel room looked like after officers had broke in and found Paddock dead after allegedly shooting himself in the head.
“Very eerie. Yeah, the dust from the explosive breach. And, then you have the flashing lights,” Newton said. “And that looked straight, like, out of a movie, you know?”
The cryptic note only raises more questions about the shooters specific motive for carrying out such a sick attack against innocent Americans.
Understanding Paddock’s mindset and determining whether opportunities were missed to prevent the shooting is still being analyzed by authorities, but the note containing calculations lends credence to assertions that Paddock carefully planned out this attack in order to inflict as much damage as possible against innocent civilians.
We can only hope the investigation into the Las Vegas shooting will provide answers to the American people, particularly the victims of this cruel attack.
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