It’s being reported now that Paddock wanted to use tracer rounds when firing on the people at the concert in Vegas, but he couldn’t get any:
CNN – Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock tried to buy tracer ammunition at a gun show in the Phoenix area in recent weeks, a law enforcement official briefed on the investigation tells CNN.
Paddock bought other ammunition at the show, but he couldn’t obtain the tracer ammunition — bullets with a pyrotechnic charge that, when the round is fired, leaves an illuminated trace of its path — because the vendor didn’t have any to sell, the official said.
Paddock did not use tracer bullets when he fired into the crowd at the Route 91 Harvest Festival Sunday night from his suite on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel, hundreds of yards away, killing 58 people and injuring hundreds of others.
The official explained that if Paddock had tracer ammunition, he would have had a more precise idea of where his shots were going in the darkness, and could have been more accurate.
If you don’t know what tracer rounds are, they basically make the bullet light up so you can see where it goes in the dark. Kinda like Star Wars….well sorta.
He definitely would have seen where his bullets were going and it could have increased his accuracy.
Also if he had used tracer rounds, as officials explained to CNN, it would have been easier to see where he was shooting from.
Here’s another tidbit CNN threw into the article:
There was initial speculation that Paddock had outside help in perpetrating the shooting spree, but authorities now say there is nothing to suggest he had assistance.
Law enforcement officials briefed on the investigation told CNN they have seen no indication so far that Paddock had an accomplice or that anyone was aware of his attack planning.
So he did act alone. I think we all knew that already. He clearly spent a good amount of time planning this out, especially if he tried to get tracer rounds during his massacre.