Law enforcement is still working to put together the facts surrounding the massacre in Las Vegas.
There are still significant mysteries that surround the gunman.
But the Las Vegas sheriff made a statement about the shooter acting alone that just changed everything.
In the aftermath of Stephen Paddock murdering 59 Americans and wounding hundreds more, questions arose as to how he planned and carried out his murderous ambush with military precision.
Did he have help in planning the attack?
Was he trained?
Las Vegas Sheriff Joseph Lombardo hinted he may not have acted alone.
The London Express reports:
“Officials also believe Paddock may not have acted alone.
Sheriff Joseph Lombardo said: “At face value he had to have some help at some point and we want to ensure that that’s the answer
“Maybe he was a superhuman who figured this out all on his own but it would be hard for me to believe that.”
Police confirmed the shooter “meticulously” planned his strike on the Route 91 Harvest Festival from his vantage points in the Mandalay Hotel.
Officers, who are investigating the double life of the cold-blooded killer, believe he spent decades acquiring weapons and living a “secret life”.
Police also told a news conference that 317 of the 489 people injured in the Las Vegas shooting have been discharged from hospitals.
His former girlfriend Marilou Danley has confirmed she had no idea Paddock was going to carry out the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history.”
Speculation has been surrounding Paddock and his motives since he carried out the deadly massacre.
Sheriff Lombardo had previously hinted that Paddock had been radicalized by an unknown individual.
The Daily Caller reports:
“Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo gave a press conference Tuesday and responded to questions whether Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock had been “radicalized.”
Speaking to reporters, Lombardo said, “I want to understand the motivation that you described, okay, to prevent any future incidents, and, you know, did this person get radicalized unbeknownst to us? And we want to identify that source.”
Was anyone else involved in the shooting?
Paddock’s girlfriend traveled to the Philippines the week before the shooting but she has told family members she has a clear conscience on the matter and had no involvement.
But based on Sheriff Lombardo’s comments, the police believe someone else – at some point – may have been involved in helping Paddock prepare or train for his killing spree.
Did Paddock receive assistance or training in planning this attack?
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