The Las Vegas shooting in October may very well be this generation’s Kennedy assassination just due to all of the odd circumstances surrounding it.
As a matter of fact, if you compared the two instances moment for moment in terms of odd circumstances it would almost be difficult to say exactly which of the two was stranger.
Earlier this year Americans suffered through the worst mass shooting in U.S. history. Stephen Paddock opened fire from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay resort, killing 58 people and injuring over 500 others.
Now, the FBI reveals we may not know Paddock’s motive until October 2018.
From Fox News: Want to finally know why Stephen Paddock gunned down 58 people in Las Vegas in early October?
Be prepared to wait a while – possibly until next October – the chief of the FBI’s Las Vegas office revealed this week during an interview in which he said the agency probably wouldn’t brief the public until their report is released sometime before the tragedy’s first anniversary.
“Now that’s a long time for some people, but speaking for the FBI, that’s light speed, all right?” Special Agent in Charge Aaron Rouse told the Las Vegas Review-Journal on Wednesday.
Rouse said reports from other agencies investigating the mass shooting will be released at different times, but the FBI’s one is “focusing a large part on the why” which is “what everybody wants to know.”
That burning question has not been answered, but Rouse said evidence still suggests Paddock was the only person involved in the attack and that he has not been linked with any affiliations or ideologies. The FBI previously denied claims by the Islamic State that Paddock was responding to a call to intensify attacks against Western countries bombing its territories in Syria and Iraq.
More from Review Journal: “I believe that there is one person and one person alone to blame for what happened on One October, and that is Stephen Paddock,” Rouse said.
During the course of the investigation, Rouse said, the FBI brought in about 400 different specialists to help catalog evidence.
The Route 91 Harvest festival venue itself, where most of the victims were shot, was about 15 acres large and took investigators 14 days to document.