New Report on Motive of 2017 Las Vegas Shooter is Raising Eyebrows
Back in 2017, Stephen Paddock committed an unspeakable tragedy in Las Vegas. From the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel and casino, Paddock opened fire on a crowd of unsuspecting concertgoers below, killing 60 people and injuring over more than 850 others from shots fired as well as the panic that ensued.
Though police and investigators have worked tirelessly to determine a motive in the years since, their efforts have been fruitless. No clear explanation has been uncovered as to why Paddock carried out such a horrific act. Recently, media outlets have proposed a new theory for his motivations, but many remain skeptical about its truthfulness.
NBC News reported,
Las Vegas shooter was upset over how casinos treated him, new FBI documents say
The high-stakes gambler who carried out the deadliest mass shooting in modern America, killing 60 and injuring hundreds more in Las Vegas, was apparently angry over how the casinos were treating him despite his high-roller status, according to a fellow gambler.
An FBI interview with the gunman’s fellow gambler is detailed in hundreds of pages of documents made public this week. The gambler, whose name is redacted in the documents, said he believed the stress could have easily caused gunman Stephen Paddock “to snap.” Paddock, 64, was a video poker player who relied on gambling as his main source of income.
The revelation comes years after the FBI in Las Vegas and the local police department concluded their investigations without a definitive motive, although both agencies said Paddock burned through more than $1.5 million, became obsessed with guns, and distanced himself from his girlfriend and family in the months leading up to the massacre.
The high-stakes gambler who carried out the deadliest mass shooting in modern America, killing 60 and injuring hundreds more in Las Vegas, was apparently angry over how the casinos were treating him despite his high-roller status, a fellow gambler says. https://t.co/4Msx5LzIbC
— NBC News (@NBCNews) March 31, 2023
What could possibly drive someone to carry out such extreme violence? And if this latest motive theory is false, what is it that the FBI is not revealing? It has been five long years since the incident, and this is the best that the FBI has to offer? Suspicions are growing as to what information the bureau is keeping from the public, leading to an atmosphere of more distrust and uncertainty. Because of our corrupt government, we may never learn the true motives behind this event.