REPORT: Las Vegas Gunman Stephen Paddock Targeted “Massive Aviation Fuel Tanks”
As if it were even imaginable, Sunday night’s mass shooting in Las Vegas could have been far deadlier. A new report reveals Stephen Paddock targeted “massive aviation fuel tanks,” during his rampage.
Photo source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
Las Vegas Review-Journal reports:
Las Vegas Strip mass murderer Stephen Paddock used his Mandalay Bay hotel room to spray massive aviation fuel tanks with bullets Sunday night, a knowledgeable source told the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
The bullets left holes, but did not penetrate the two circular white tanks, sparing the nearby Route 91 Harvest country music festival from a potentially massive explosion, the source said Wednesday.
The tanks are roughly 1,100 feet from the concert site, where Paddock killed 58 people and wounded almost 500.
Within the past couple of days, construction crews repaired and painted the holes, and FBI agents inspected the tanks and took measurements of the line of fire from Mandalay Bay, the source said.
The news comes as Las Vegas officials held another presser on the mass shooting.
Sheriff Joseph Lombardo says there is evidence Stephen Paddock planned to escape after the shooting.
Question: Do you see any evidence that he planned to survive this or escape?
Sheriff Lombardo: Yes.
Question: Can you tell us what that is?
Sheriff Lombardo: I can’t tell you.
The sheriff would not say but Paddock must have had wads of cash or a plane ticket.
What else could they have found?
Sheriff Joseph Lombardo says there is evidence Stephen Paddock planned to escape after the shooting pic.twitter.com/pVBLQLoPgR
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