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Saturday, October 07, 2017

Fact check: No, there was not more than one gunman in the Las Vegas shooting

A Facebook post that claims the shooting was a “false flag” has been shared more than 350,000 times. A similar report from the conspiracy-focused website Your News Wire has racked up more than 200,000 interactions, according to CrowdTangle, which tracks social media engagement.

A pattern often emerges as the authorities investigate a mass shooting: speculation in online forums that one person could not have possibly committed this act alone.

Law enforcement officials have stated multiple times that, at this point, they believe that the gunman who killed at least 59 including himself and wounded more than 500 on Sunday night in Las Vegas acted alone.

Assistant Sheriff Todd Fasulo of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department explicitly addressed the confusion online, saying on Monday night: “I want to emphasize we believe Paddock is solely responsible for this heinous act. We are aware of the rumors outside of the media and also on social media that there was more than one assailant. We have no information or evidence to support that theory or that rumor. We believe there was only one shooter and that was Stephen Paddock.”

A history of speculation
Similar rumor-mongering has emerged in the wake of previous mass shootings.

The morning after a gunman opened fire at a nightclub in Orlando, Florida, the police dispelled the rumor that he had accomplices. Some falsely believe the Sandy Hook shooting was staged and seized upon a mysterious “man in the woods” as proof of an additional conspirator. The man was searching for his daughter, a student at the elementary school.

In fact, mass shootings have historically been solo acts, with some exceptions like Columbine and San Bernardino.



Anonymous said...

These tin hat, conspiracy goofs need to crawl back under their rock and let the adults deal with this. This was a lone gunman. There is evil in the world and government is NOT the answer to every problem. The framers intent was "Life, Liberty, and the PURSUIT of happiness.". Free healthcare, social security, welfare..none of this was part of the framers intent. It's a liberal perversion that has made our society weaker with every program.

Anonymous said...

I don't believe it any more than the lie that the government told us about Lee Harvey Oswald.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
I don't believe it any more than the lie that the government told us about Lee Harvey Oswald.

October 7, 2017 at 10:07 AM

You don't have to believe it. I do agree with you about Oswald, but I won't go into that or else this thread will go off in space with commentors lol.

Nothing has really been definitively settled yet with all the aspects of this shooting however, there are no facts as yet that identifies another shooter being present. At least the police have not stated any, which if there were, I doubt they would expose it just yet until they captured him/her.

Even with that said, the witness that was a floor below the shooter has not claimed there was another shooter. But then some people would then claim he was in on the "conspiracy and lies" as all the other hundreds of people who would have to be.

It seems to me, people just do not want to acknowledge that a single person, especially a rich one like this guy, can do so much carnage alone. History has proven time and again that a single person can and DOES cause this much carnage and MORE.

He had 22,000 fish in a barrel below his window. Accuracy was not a concern as every shot had the potential to hit a target. It has been revealed the shooter tried to purchase tracer rounds when preparing for this event but the dealer had none in stock. If he had tracer rounds and could see the flight of bullets, this would have been much worse in terms of targets hit.

And no, I'm not calling for a ban on tracer rounds, Killary.

What the powers that be are reluctant in admitting is that they really can't protect anyone in scenarios like this, and they certainly cannot prevent one like this.

Even if they are trying to disarm us by these events saying all guns must be banned or whatever, it is really having the opposite effect. All these shootings show that no one can put their trust in others to protect them. They must do it themselves. Or die unprotected.

This is a terrible tragedy and I am not making light of it. But the facts are staring us right in the face. Until and if, they get guns away from people like this we MUST be armed to protect ourselves and others. To do otherwise is suicide.

Anonymous said...

I saw a cell phone video that showed what looked like a man draw a hand gun and fire into the crowd.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
I saw a cell phone video that showed what looked like a man draw a hand gun and fire into the crowd.

October 7, 2017 at 11:49 AM

I have too and it's fake. You think people would run towards that guy after he shot a weapon? Or nobody would have tackled him? I was a very quick and shaky video, to begin with. I don't understand why some knucklehead would post such crap, even if they were trying to help. It just muddies the waters even more and forces leo's to check it out wasting their time and making more distractions for them to investigate real clues.

Anonymous said...

So wrong.
Gun flashes seen from other windows. Yes they do open it turns out, for cleaning, if you know how to do it. There are pictures with many open.

A gun burst of over 100 rounds and another of 84 were recorded. Guns fired from two locations as the sound much different from the same location. No mag was found over 30 rounds in that room.

The FBI provided no information. Why?

The lights stayed on till the shooting stopped at that event. The singer gave no warning just moved quickly off the stage while saying absolutely nothing.

Some woman was warning fans an hour ahead of the shooting.

A group of people were seen just standing around with no fear of being shot. What did they know?

Emergency exist seem to have all been blocked. How is that possible.

The Hotel was the most obvious place for the gunfire. It was heard there. Yet the Hotel did not shut down. They did so within a minute for a previous power outage. Why not that night? No smoke detectors went off, how is that possible. At least two people were in those rooms. Who is the other person?

They both moved out of their house in August. She moved out over three days even using cargo straps to strap things to the roof of the car. So the vacation was not at all as sold.

I find it more likely this was just a false flag. Crisis actors with fake blood and faking injuries. Actors as doctors or doctors paid to lied. Vegas is near a major military base.

DHS had a terrorist drill just three days prior. This is so common on mass shootings or bombings. How is they know to do a drill a few days before mass shootings and bombings?

We know Kennedy assassination a lie. A CIA operation. Gulf of Toiken also a False Flag admitted to by the USA.

We know Hillary guilty as sin free as a bird. WE know our Government constantly lies to us. JP Morgan gets fined and we the people never get paid back what they stole. They never ever go to prison for their theft of trillions from we the people. They seldom even use their own money to pay fines. Often give the money to DNC charities.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for being the adult in this forum.


Wake up folks. The MSM and the Government are liars. The "official investigators conclusions" - these are the FBI. The Police. They are LIARS. Get a clue. You are being lied to everyday by the media and the government. This was a planned black ops murder of American citizens in a major city! The official story makes absolutely no sense at all.

Anonymous said...

Paddock was a patsy.
Exactly like Oswald.

Dead men tell not tales.

Anonymous said...

I guess paddock didn't know the windows "opened". He could have done that instead of smashing them with a ten-pound hammer. Still with the "gun flashes". Whew. Don't any of you do any reading? The last I heard it was a reflection of a strobe light, and it was flashing all throughout the concert, AND it doesn't match all of the shots.

I know you knuckleheads are just trying with all your might to make me and others look wrong but just repeating the same old crap that has been ruled out, and PUBLISHED that it was ruled out, just will not work.

I would LOVE for one of you kooks to prove me or anyone else wrong. That would mean you actually found some new and ACCURATE FACTS. That is one thing you guys keep leaving out in your solutions.

I am not in any competition to see who will be the first to solve these riddles if in fact they can be solved. I am contributing actual facts and plausible theories which are most often shared from those on the scene. Not from any bar or chatroom.

You want bragging rights? Go for it. I couldn't care less. But none of you will get them the way you are going about it. Bringing false flags, Oswald, the C.I.A., Kennedy, etc., into the discussion? Really?

That's why you can't get past first base. You muddy your own thinking. You do give us a good chuckle now and then so there's that. lol.

Seriously, take your egos out of the equations and perform critical thinking.