As if the world of conspiracy theorists wasn’t already perturbed enough regarding the investigation into Stephen Paddock’s Las Vegas shooting rampage, authorities are now adding fuel to the fire.
On October 1st a retired real estate investor and multimillionaire gambler named Stephen Paddock violently smashed two windows out from his 32nd floor Mandalay Bay suite and proceeded to take aim an enormous crowd of country music fans below. During his incredibly staged attack, Paddock managed to kill nearly 5 dozen people and injured a staggering 500+ on top of that, some succumbing to injuries during the panicked stampede that ensued.
Despite the crime occurring within the confines of an extremely well secured casino, no videos or photographs of Paddock entering the hotel with this 19 high powered rifles have been released by authorities, nor has any motive been established publicly. This has led to a wide range of theories as to why the FBI is staying so hush hush on the subject.
Now, even more bad news from the feds threatens to foment a frenzy among those looking for answers.
“’Now that’s a long time for some people, but speaking for the FBI, that’s light speed, all right?’ Special Agent in Charge Aaron Rouse told the Las Vegas Review-Journal on Wednesday.
“Rouse said reports from other agencies investigating the mass shooting will be released at different times, but the FBI’s one is ‘focusing a large part on the why’ which is ‘what everybody wants to know.’”
This will only further intensify the ridiculous theories that have swept the the internet in the months since the incident occurred.
Of the harebrained possibilities, the most prevalent seem to revolve around a possible Saudi arms deal gone wrong where Paddock was looking to score a big payday by selling these rifles to as-of-yet unknown buyers. Those buyers instead killed Paddock, committed the atrocities attributed to the retired gambler, and then fled the area before authorities arrived.