Did Las Vegas Killer Plan to Get Away?
Did Las Vegas killer plan to escape? As time goes by more and more information is being learned about mass murderer Stephen Paddock. Las Vegas Sheriff Joe Lombardo told reporters Paddock was “living a secret life, much of which would never be fully understood. It still remains a mystery why the killer chose to murder and injure hundreds of concert-goers.
Paddock Places Cameras in Hall and in Room
According to the sheriff, Paddock had planned the massacre for a period of time. He even had placed cameras in the hallway, to let him see when police were coming, and cameras in his room. The police found the 64-year-old former accountant dead in a room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel room. It is believed he turned one of his many guns on himself as police prepared to enter his room. During a press conference Sheriff Lombard was asked if he saw evidence that Paddock had planned to escape after the attack. The sheriff said, “yes.” He was then asked what it was and the sheriff responded, “I can’t tell you.” Obviously there was evidence in the room indicating that Paddock had made plans to escape before he was captured. The sheriff said a note was also found in the room. It was not a suicide note although the contents of the note were not revealed.
Sheriff Lombardo was also asked if he thought Paddock had carried out the attack alone. He replied, “You’ve got to make the assumption he had to have some help at some point. Maybe he’s a super guy, maybe he was working out all this on his own, but it would be hard for me to believe that.”
Police are also investigating whether the murderer originally planned to target other music festivals. Police in Chicago said they were looking into reports that Paddock booked a hotel room in August. The hotel overlooks the Lollapalooza music festival held in Illinois City. Police are also looking into another situation. Paddock booked into a central Las Vegas apartment a week before the massacre. It was also in a high-rise tower overlooking another open-air concert, “Life is Beautiful.”
In the days since the massacre officials have described Paddock as “a lone wolf.” They said, at that time, that he was “solely responsible for his heinous act.” However, this is being reconsidered. Aaron Rouse, from the FBI, said no link to terrorism had been found so far, but they would not discard the possibility.