(National Sentinel) Unbelievable: On Oct. 1, 2017, frequent visitor and Las Vegas gambler Stephen Paddock broke out two windows in a 32nd-floor room of the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino and opened fire using several rifles at a crowded venue below.
When it was all over, Paddock had killed 58 people and wounded hundreds more.
An investigation ensued, of course, involving Clark County Sheriff investigators and the FBI.
Americans were anxious to find out why a middle-aged man who had no previous connections to any violent acts or criminal convictions would go to great lengths to plan and carry out a mass act of murder in one of the country’s most-visited vacation spots.
But it appears as though we’ll never know because the sheriff’s department just closed the case without releasing a motive for the biggest mass murder in U.S. history.
As the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported:
Las Vegas police have concluded their investigation into the Oct. 1 shooting with no clear idea of why Stephen Paddock murdered 58 people and wounded hundreds more.
Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo released the Metropolitan Police Department’s final report on Friday but said investigators were not able to determine a motive for the deadliest random shooting in U.S. history.
“What we have been able to answer are the questions of who, what, when, where and how,” Lombardo said at a news briefing. “What we have not been able to definitively answer is the ‘why’ Stephen Paddock committed this act.”
Paddock, 64, opened fire with high-powered rifles on concertgoers attending the Route 91 Harvest country music festival from his 32nd-floor room at the Mandalay Bay resort shortly after 10 p.m. He fitted the rifles with devices known as bump stocks so they would fire sustained bursts like automatic weapons.
He killed himself as officers closed in.
Paddock acted alone, left no suicide note or manifesto, and police found no evidence that he belonged to or supported any hate group or terrorist organization, domestic or foreign. He had no criminal record, and financially, he was indebted to no one, the investigation found.
Who could believe this?
There has been no shortage of questions surrounding the attack on an outdoor concert by shooter Stephen Paddock.
How did he get all his guns up to his room on the 32nd floor? How come no one saw anything prior to the attack? How come he was unknown to police? Where did he really come from?
And was he a terrorist?
No shortage of questions, just a shortage of answers. And this, in an era where we can learn just about everything regarding other mass murderers, such as the Parkland, Fla., shooter Nikolas Cruz, within hours.
Something’s going on. There is a reason why we’re not being told the “why” regarding this attack. And it must be something so terrible and scary that the authorities don’t believe they can be honest about it.