Except that they don’t. Here are the facts that we do know – (1) there was a single shooter with more Ammunition and guns than he needed (2) That the guns and room from which the shooting came from were both registered to Stephen Paddock (3) Stephen paddock was found dead when police arrived at scene (4) There were cameras in Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino that could have potentially warned the shooter.
I do not see how that establishes – beyond doubt – that Stephen Paddock was the shooter. Till date no motive or even a hint of motivation has been established. The shooting suspect was fairly well established person who loved the money and the vices that the money could buy. There was no sign of a depression.
Here is the timeline of events:
Reports of multiple shots being fired from the direction of the Mandalay Bay towards the Route 91 concert that was taking place on the East side of Las Vegas Boulevard
An officer indicates in the audio, “I’m inside the Mandalay Bay on the 31st floor, I can hear the automatic fire coming from one floor ahead, one floor above us.”
A Clark County police official said the gunfire ceased at 10:19 p.m.
“We’re getting from civilians that there might have been three shooters,” an officer says in the police scanner audio
There’s a security officer shot in the leg on the 32nd floor of the casino, a voice says in the scanner audio shared online by Broadcastify.
“He shot down the hallway and hit a security guard,” the voice later says, adding that there’s a “4-man” team on the floor with “another element coming to us.”
“We will need the 29th floor,” the voice continues. “It sounds like there are at least two shooters with fully automatic weapons.”
Around this time, the Times reports, authorities breach a Mandalay Bay room, finding Paddock dead inside
This timeline gives almost an hour between the last shot fired and finding a dead body in the room and this does not give a good impression for the investigation.
The unanswered questions are simply too many:
- Why would someone take set up surveillance without any plans to getaway or resist?
- What were the motive of the attack? The killing can’t be this well planned and senseless at the same time
- Why kill oneself with ample time to get away?
- The only eye witness seems to be the security guard shot on foot on 32nd The questions seem too many. Why was he shot in the first place?
Was Mr Paddock trying to get away? If so why was he found dead in his own room?
Did the guard flag off the room the shooter was active, if so why did the SWAT team took so long (almost an hour)
Honestly the entire scene seems to be too simplified and arranged for cops to find. I am pretty sure that the investigators will uncover some bells and whistles to arrive at a conclusion. But more so – why cant people wait for investigations to be over for a investigation report??