Americans are still trying to make sense of the horrific tragedy in Las Vegas.
Trey Gowdy recently gave an interview on the tragic events.
And he dropped a disturbing bombshell about the case.
Gowdy was interviewed on Martha MacCallum’s Fox News program where he offered his observations on the shooting.
The South Carolina Congressman remarked that it didn’t make sense that one person could carry out this massacre and not set off any alarm bells with their conduct leading up to the tragedy.
“Monday on Fox News Channel’s “The Story,” Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) offered his thoughts on the investigation of the Las Vegas mass shooting a night earlier that left at least 59 dead and 527 injured.
Gowdy told host Martha MacCallum he was skeptical that Stephen Paddock, the individual thought to be responsible for the shooting, could have acted without at least one person identifying his behavior as suspicious. The South Carolina Republican predicted in coming days he will be proved correct.
“It’s an incredible level of premeditation that you don’t ordinarily see,” Gowdy said. “And it is difficult to believe that a single person could have done this without detection. And so, I hope that what comes out of this is people – you know, lots of crime is prevented because a non-law enforcement officer says something. The weapons and whether or not it was altered to become fully automatic and the premeditation of picking a certain hotel room. I think we’re going to find someone along the way was suspicious they should have turned that suspicion into a phone call to law enforcement. It’s an incredible amount of premeditation to not go detected.”
Paddock checked into his room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay days before he carried out his murderous rampage.
He smuggled 23 guns into the hotel – police seized an additional 19 at his house along with 900 rounds of ammunition – and did not attract any special attention.
ABC News reports:
A total of 42 guns were found in the suspected Las Vegas shooter’s hotel room and house, police said Monday night.
“Las Vegas Police Department Assistant Sheriff Todd R. Fasulo said that 23 guns were found in the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino room where suspected shooter Stephen Paddock fired into a crowd, and 19 were discovered out of his Mesquite, Nevada home.
Multiple loaded high-capacity magazines were found in the hotel room, law enforcement sources said earlier on Monday.
Among the guns and ammunition police found the in the room being used by Paddock were some high-powered rifles considered capable of penetrating police armor. There were also some handguns in the room.
The additional ammunition indicates that the shooting, which left 59 people dead and injured over 500, could have been worse, had police not intervened when they did. Police believe that Paddock took his own life.”
Paddock also may have been planning to carry out this massacre a week earlier.
The previous week, he had rented multiple condos that would have provided a firing angle over the Life is Beautiful music festival that had been headlined by Chance the Rapper and Lorde.
But for some unknown reason, Paddock delayed his horrific acts for one week.
The Daily Beast reports:
“The gunman who murdered at least 59 people at a country-music concert on Sunday might have originally targeted another Las Vegas music festival held the previous weekend, according to a senior law enforcement source.
Stephen Paddock rented multiple condos overlooking the annual Life Is Beautiful Festival, which this year was headlined by Lorde and Chance the Rapper, said the source, who is not directly involved in the investigation but has been briefed on its progress…
… The source suggested that Paddock may have lost his nerve or simply changed his plans and checked into the Mandalay Bay Hotel on September 28. He then took a suite overlooking the Route 91 Harvest Festival and opened fire on an estimated 20,000 concertgoers below. Law enforcement recovered 23 weapons from the suite, including several rifles capable of automatic fire. Paddock concealed the arsenal in 10 suitcases, Joseph Lombardo, the sheriff of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department told reporters.”
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this story.