Was the Las Vegas Killer a 'Lone Wolf'? Maybe Not.
Did Las Vegas mass killer Stephen Paddock act alone?
Statements made by authorities investigating Sunday's horrific shooting are increasingly indicating they don't believe he was a "lone wolf" actor.
Both Las Vegas Sheriff Joe Lombardo and representatives from the FBI gave indications they are looking for other possible suspects.
The one named person of interest in the attack is Paddock's paramour, Marilou Danley, who was questioned by the FBI yesterday after her return from the Philippines.
In a statement released yesterday by her attorney, she denied knowledge of Paddock's plans.
With 59 confirmed dead in the attack, a new report last night from the Las Vegas Review-Journal indicates the incident could have been even more deadly.
According to their report, Paddock targeted two massive jet fuel tanks in the vicinity.
Las Vegas Strip mass murderer Stephen Paddock used his Mandalay Bay hotel room to fire bullets at jet fuel tanks Sunday night, a knowledgeable source told the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
The bullets left two holes in one of two circular white tanks. One of the bullets penetrated the tank, but did not cause a fire or explosion near the Route 91 Harvest country music festival, another knowledgeable source said late Wednesday.
The tanks are roughly 1,100 feet from the concert site, where Paddock killed 58 people and wounded almost 500. Several airplane hangars belonging to prominent corporations are also near the tanks
A source knowledgeable about airport operations said jet fuel is hard to ignite and tanks like those across from Mandalay Bay have mechanisms in place to prevent fires.
Mike Boyd, a Colorado-based aviation consultant, echoed those words.
“A machine gun is not going to blow up a tank of fuel,” Boyd said. “Jet fuel itself sitting there in a big wet pile is very hard to ignite. You have to be a very amateur terrorist to think anything like that.”