Five years later: World still clueless on worst mass-shooting ever

by WorldTribune Staff, October 2, 2022

On Oct. 1, 2017 in Las Vegas, former IRS agent and millionaire professional gambler Stephen Paddock killed 58 people and wounded more the 400 others in America’s worst ever mass-shooting, according to the FBI.

From his 32nd-floor suite in the Mandalay Bay hotel, the 64-year-old Paddock reportedly opened fire on the crowd attending the Route 91 Harvest music festival on the Las Vegas Strip.

Five years later, investigators have yet to determine a motive for the shooting.

The FBI closed the case with a 3-page report. The January 2019 report published by the bureau’s Behavioral Analysis Unit said that “there was no single or clear motivating factor” for the shooting.

Related: FBI closes Las Vegas shooting case without discovering motive, January 30, 2019

Paddock “was somehow able to get 23 firearms into a Las Vegas hotel room. He shot a hotel security guard 6 minutes before he began firing but the first police officers didn’t arrive until 15 minutes after his 10 minute shooting spree at the Route 91 country music festival ended,” Greg Price noted in an Oct. 1 analysis.

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“A well-off man in his mid-60s with no known mental health issues, no history of violent or criminal behavior, or any extreme beliefs shot hundreds of strangers from the 32nd floor of a popular Vegas hotel and we still have no idea why he did it,” Price added.

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