Even as the strange facts and possible partial coverup of the Las Vegas shooting are still unfolding, even as the shooter’s brother gets picked up for kiddie porn (likely from the scrutiny of everyone following the shootings), there remains no clear-cut motive as to why it happened.
The mystery grew when a computer was found inside of Paddock’s hotel room that was missing a hard drive.
The worst part of this truth is that the hard drive has not been found and no one knows if it ever shall be. It likely holds the keys to why the man killed so many happy, innocent people.
Fox News is reporting that this fact could be about to change and that he “searched for details about the techniques used by police to breach rooms during standoff scenarios,” his computer history reveals. This, if nothing else, is further proof that he did not just “snap,” but that he prepared for this horrible act.
The killer, Stephen Paddock, desired to discover how “Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department SWAT teams force their way into rooms and buildings.” It has not been released as to whether this knowledge was used in the actual event.
He did have cameras placed to warn him of anyone coming to stop his attack, so perhaps he did. If not, then this was being planned for even a longer period of time, it can be guessed. It was probably not a last minute addition or idea, that much is clear.
He is said to have left no suicide note (though some dispute this) and no manifesto or list of complaints have been found. It seems that the only written documentation left behind were “calculations of the distance and trajectory of his targets at the Route 91 Harvest music festival,” not a suicide letter.
The Mandalay Hotel is facing a myriad of lawsuits from those who claim that a closer eye should have been kept on the presumed madman.
“It’s inconceivable to us that the perpetrator was capable of transporting what amounts to an actual armory of weapons into the hotel, especially in an era in which shooting incidents and terrorism are front page news on a daily basis,” said attorney Richard Bridgford.
There are hints only at this time as to why Stephen Paddock began shooting into a crowd of people who wanted nothing more than to enjoy some music, drink a few beers, and savor a great American city.
We may never know more.
Source: Fox News