It’s been nearly two months since the Las Vegas shooting and we still don’t have answers to the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history. According to Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo, gunman Stephen Paddock fired in excess of 1,100 rounds the night of the shooting
Las Vegas Review Journal reports:
The new total includes about 200 rounds fired from Paddock’s Mandalay Bay corner suite and into the hallway of the 32nd floor late Oct. 1, injuring hotel security guard Jesus Campos.
Lombardo was aware of the previously unreported total because the Metropolitan Police Department’s forensics lab is working in conjunction with the FBI to process all ballistics evidence from the mass shooting, which left 58 concertgoers dead and more than 500 injured.
Investigators have not determined why Paddock stopped shooting. Lombardo said they found about 4,000 more rounds of unused ammunition in the gunman’s suite.
John Cardillo, a former NYPD officer, isn’t buying the new claim.
“1100 rounds in 9 minutes, even with a bump-fire stock, from one shooter seems implausible. That’s 2 rounds/second not accounting for reloading, or any kind of malfunction. Tough to believe.”
1100 rounds in 9 minutes, even with a bump-fire stock, from one shooter seems implausible.
That’s 2 rounds/second not accounting for reloading, or any kind of malfunction.
— John Cardillo (@johncardillo) November 23, 2017
The new claim raises more questions about the competency of Sheriff Joe Lombardo.
Asked if he will run for re-election, Lombardo gave a resounding yes.
Amid the anger and confusion brought upon by an ever-changing timeline by the Las Vegas Police Department and FBI, MGM Resorts International has hired an elite crisis management firm. The move comes on the same day Sheriff Joe Lombardo claims there is little difference between police and Casino timelines.
MGM Resorts International has said otherwise — twice. Now, MGM is “debunking,” another claim. Fed up with the continuously shifting timeline, The Gateway Pundit previously reported via the Las Vegas Review-Journal that MGM Resorts International hired an elite crisis management firm.
This week, rumors began swirling that hundreds of people were preparing to sue MGM. Maybe then the American people will learn more? In the meantime, researchers are studying Paddock’s brain for additional clues.