A note found in Stephen Paddock’s Las Vegas hotel room contained handwritten calculations on the exact angle to fire to kill as many people as possible.
The note was found on the mass shooter’s nightstand after officers stormed the room following the attack from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, according to CBS’ “60 Minutes.”
“I could see on it he had written the distance, the elevation he was on, the drop of what his bullet was gonna be for the crowd,” said Officer Dave Newton of the Las Vegas Police Department’s K-9 unit.
Stephen Paddock, 64, planned the attack that killed at least 58 people and wounded 489 others at a country music festival in Las Vegas on Oct. 1.
“So he had that written down and figured out so he would know where to shoot to hit his targets from there.”
The details of the note added a chilling new dimension to the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history.
The note found in Stephen Paddock’s Las Vegas hotel room contained his attack plans on where to shoot and kill as many people as possible.
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Authorities say Paddock, a 64-year-old retired accountant, meticulously planned the attack that killed 58 people and wounded 489 others at a country music festival on Oct. 1. The gunman shot himself as officers closed in.
Newton described setting foot into the room after blowing up the door with an explosive.
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“Very eerie. Yeah, the dust from the explosive breach. And then you have the flashing lights [from a fire alarm],” Newton said. “And that looked straight, like, out of a movie, you know?’
Investigators were still digging into Paddock’s past and electronic equipment in search of clues for what drove him to carry out the slaughter.
Paddock attacked from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.
Clark County Undersheriff Kevin McMahill said investigators had “looked at literally everything” and still do not have a clear motive.
Paddock’s brother said the gunman made at least $ 2 million when the two sold their real estate business a few years ago. And just before the massacre, he wired $ 100,000 to his girlfriend, Marilou Danley, in the Philippines before killing nearly 60 people and taking his own life.