Las Vegas: Worst Mass Shooting in U.S. History

October 2nd, 2017

Update: Campos Surfaces on the Set of ‘Ellen’

Via: Los Angeles Times:

The mystery is over: Las Vegas security guard Jesus Campos has been found.

On the set of “Ellen.”

On Wednesday, Ellen DeGeneres’ television talk show is expected to broadcast the much-anticipated first interview with the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino security guard, who was the first shooting victim in the Oct. 1 massacre in Las Vegas.

DeGeneres tweeted a photo of Campos holding a cane on the set Tuesday alongside maintenance engineer Stephen Schuck, who was also shot at by the gunman on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel.

Update: Where in the World is Jesus Campos?

Private security is in front of his house. A reporter named Laura Loomer managed to get what amounted to a “no comment” from someone inside the Campos home.

Via: Los Angeles Times:

The story seemed straightforward: The unarmed security guard approached Stephen Paddock’s room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, distracting the gunman and potentially saving lives.

With a gunshot wound to his leg, he helped point officers to the gunman’s location and stayed behind to evacuate hotel guests.

He was hailed a hero by many, even as the story changed. Twice.

Now, the man that many want to honor and who can help bring clarity about the timeline of the shooting has vanished from the public eye, less than two weeks since the Oct. 1 massacre, which left 58 people dead and more than 500 injured.

David Hickey, president of the Security, Police, and Fire Professionals of America union, said it has been four days since he last saw Campos.

“We have had no contact with him…. Clearly, somebody knows where he is,” he said.

Hickey said he was with Campos last Thursday, coordinating a series of interviews that the guard was scheduled to give about the attack. They included appearances on the Sean Hannity show on Fox, as well as news shows on CNN, CBS, ABC and NBC. Campos was staying in a suite in a Las Vegas hotel, Hickey said.

Hickey said he was attending a meeting with MGM representatives in one room of the suite as Campos waited with a security guard — hired by MGM — and another union member in the living room.

When the meeting ended around 2 p.m., Hickey said Campos was no longer in the room.

“When I got in touch with the other union member, I was told Campos was taken to the Quick Care” health clinic, Hickey said. He didn’t hear from the guard afterward and announced to a scrum of reporters that night that Campos had canceled interviews.

Update: Forensic Acoustic Proof of SECOND Shooter in the Las Vegas Massacre

Via: Mike Adams/ Health Ranger:

In essence, because of the differences in the speed of sound vs. the speed of the bullets from a known cartridge (.223 Remington, in this case), the time lag between the last bullet hitting the pavement and the last audible report of the rifle muzzle can be used to very accurately calculate the range of the shooter.

More importantly, when the audio from the Las Vegas shooting is analyzed, it reveals TWO shooters operating at the same time, not just one shooter. Shooter #1 is operating at 425 – 475 yards, which is consistent with the Mandalay Bay hotel, but shooter #2 is operating at approximately 250 – 270 yards.

When Las Vegas Sheriff Joseph Lombardo Is Asked About Paddock’s Car at Press Conference, Someone Whispers, “Don’t Go There”

This is the original source on the CBS YouTube channel.

Question: “The car was planned for him to escape?”

35:50, someone whispers, “Don’t go there.”

Via: CBS:


Update: Volant, LLC, Volant Associates, LLC, Volant Associates?

Look at the domain contact. Hmm. If they’re different organizations, this is a spectacular coincidence.


Well, well, well.


Are Volant LLC and Volant Associates, both in the CIA’s backyard, completely different organizations, as some are sure to say? Maybe. But I think they’re close enough for government work, especially CIA cut out work, and easily appropriate for the Coincidence category.

Via: Political Vel Craft:

Looking closely, the first thing you will notice is that the shooter, Stephen Paddock, had a pilot license and owned two planes. This is well-established fact. The tail number of one of those planes is N5343M, a Cirrus SR-20. You can see that this was owned by Paddock by going to the website But Paddock doesn’t own this plane anymore. It was grounded three years ago, and it’s now in the hands of none other than Volant LLC, which there is little information on.

However, Volant Associates is none other than a Department of Defense contractor. Meaning Paddock’s plane has been in the hands of the United States government for the past three years and grounded since – if Volant LLC is being used as a way to hide information. Considering what Volant Associates does, that wouldn’t be so far fetched. But the plane’s information is all easily verified here on It’s been in Roanoke, Virginia since April 25, 2014.

Volant’s describes it’s mission on their website as providing “the industry’s preeminent professionals to discriminating U.S. government and intelligence-and-defense-industry customers.”

Research Credit: EB

Update: MGM Resorts International CEO James Murren Sold Majority of His Shares in the Company Back in September

James Murren is also a member of the National Infrastructure Advisory Council.


Via: American Banking and Market News:

MGM Resorts International (NYSE:MGM) CEO James Murren sold 259,760 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, September 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $34.19, for a total value of $8,881,194.40. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 71,442 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,442,601.98.

Update: Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo: “He Had to Have Some Help at Some Point”

Via: Los Angeles Times:

Investigators were still trying to understand what drove Paddock and whether something triggered him in October 2016, when he began buying dozens of guns.

Officials also declined to release details of their interviews with the gunman’s girlfriend, but Lombardo said he questioned whether Paddock had managed to amass an arsenal and prepare for an attack on his own.

“He had to have some help at some point,” Lombardo said. “Maybe he’s a superguy.… maybe he’s a super yahoo, was working out all this on his own, but it would be hard for me to believe that.”

Update: Paddock’s Brother, Eric Paddock: Steve Was an Ar—“

Listen between 14:42 and 15:02. He was about to say, “Steve was an Army…”

Steve was an Army what? Hmm.

Via: CBS News:

Update: Paddock’s Girlfriend Used Two Social Security Numbers and Was Married to Two Men at the Same Time

Via: Newsweek:

Marilou Danley, the live-in girlfriend of Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock, and now a “person of interest” in the shooting investigation, is a Philippines native who has used two Social Security numbers during her two-plus decades in the United States, and was married to two men at the same time, public records show.

The person who may hold the key to solving the mystery of why the Vegas gunman killed 59 and wounded nearly 600 people led a convoluted life of her own, with two simultaneous husbands, a bankruptcy, two Social Security numbers, multiple addresses in several states and even different ages depending on which state records you review.

The details are part of a Newsweek investigation into Danley’s past, which takes on a new urgency now that the FBI is frantically working to bring her “immediately” back from overseas for more information about the shooting and the $100,000 Paddock wired to her family there days before the shooting.

Paddock Wired $100K To Philippines, Where Girlfriend Traveled

Via: Newsweek:

Las Vegas shooter and millionaire gambler Stephen Paddock reportedly wired $100,000 to the Philippines days before his rampage, which raises more questions about his girlfriend’s connection to the shooting.

The allegations were reported by NBC News and later confirmed by CNN.

It was not immediately clear who the money was wired to or the date when the cash was sent. Paddock’s girlfriend, Marilou Danley, is from the Philippines and has family there.

Update: Bump Stocks

Via: AP:

The purchasing of fully automatic weapons has been significantly restricted in the U.S. since the 1930s.

In 1986, the federal National Firearms Act was amended further to prohibit the transfer or possession of machine guns by civilians, with an exception for those previously manufactured and registered.

Numerous attempts to design retrofits failed until recent years when bump stocks came on the market.

The device basically replaces the gun’s shoulder rest, with a “support step” that covers the trigger opening. By holding the pistol grip with one hand and pushing forward on the barrel with the other, the shooter’s finger comes in contact with the trigger. The recoil causes the gun to buck back and forth, “bumping” the trigger.

Technically, that means the finger is pulling the trigger for each round fired, keeping the weapon a legal semi-automatic.

Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock had 23 guns in his hotel room.

Update: Multiple Shooters?

Listen from 0:44 to 1:10. One shooter?

Same video at News-Gazette.

Mirror 2

Update: Father Was Psychopath, Bank Robber… Decorated Air Force Veteran?

Via: Washington Post:

Paddock’s father, Benjamin Hoskins Paddock, was on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted list, described on a 1969 wanted poster as “psychopathic’’ with suicidal tendencies.

He escaped from prison that year and, according to news accounts, was not captured until 1978, when he was nabbed while running a bingo parlor in Oregon.

Stephen Paddock was the oldest of four boys. Eric, eight years his junior, was the youngest, with two in between: Bruce and Patrick.

Their father died a few years ago, but Eric Paddock grew up thinking their father was already dead. He found out otherwise when Patrick went to the Air Force Academy and was told his father was a decorated veteran and still alive.

“We didn’t grow up under his influence,” Eric Paddock said. “I was born on the run in Tucson. My dad was about to be arrested for robbing banks.”

Update: Paddock Had Worked at Lockheed Martin in the Late 1980s

Man, it’s a very weird one, no doubt about it. Please keep an eye out for other links to black world/special operations.

Via: Daily Mail:

The retired accountant had worked as an internal auditor at Lockheed Martin for three years in the late 1980s, and was a manager and investor in apartment complexes located in Mesquite, Texas and California, which made him millions, according to his brother.

Local police said they had no run-ins with the man, not even traffic violations, and his brother described him as ‘just a guy who lived in Mesquite who drove down and gambled in Las Vegas and… liked burritos.’

So the discovery that he had used 10 suitcases to methodically move an arsenal up into his Mandalay Bay room over the preceding weekend came as a shock to those who knew him.

Update: At Least 50 Killed and More Than 200 Wounded in Las Vegas in Deadliest Shooting Massacre in U.S. History

Via: USA Today:

More than 50 people were killed and over 200 injured when a “lone wolf” gunman opened fire on people attending a country music festival in Las Vegas, police said.

It is the worst mass shooting in U.S. history.

Authorities shut down part of the Las Vegas Strip and Interstate 15 after receiving reports of an active shooter at the Route 91 Harvest festival, near the Mandalay Bay Casino at about 10:10 p.m. local time.

Authorities ruled out terrorism, NPR reported.

Sheriff Joe Lombardo of Las Vegas Police confirmed at a news conference that the shooter had fired from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay. He said officers responded and the suspect was dead. Numerous firearms were found at the scene.

He named the suspect as Stephen Paddock, 64, a local resident.

Update: Clearer Audio Recorded Closer to the Shooter

Full auto weapon. Drum or belt fed. Listen at 1:53 on this video. That’s the clearest sound signature I’ve heard so far.

If I had to guess, I’d say M240 Bravo.

Via: Reuters:

A gunman opened fire at a country music festival on the Las Vegas Strip on Sunday, killing at least 20 people and wounding more than 100 others before the shooter was killed by police.

Police described the suspect as being a local Las Vegas man who acted alone and was not believed to be connected to any militant group, Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo told reporters.

“We have no idea what his belief system was,” he said. “Right now, we believe he was the sole aggressor and the scene is static.”

Authorities were seeking a woman they named as Marilou Danley, he said. He gave no details of whether she was suspected of involvement in the attack but described her as an “associate”.

He said rumors of other shootings or explosives such as car bombs in the area were false.

5 Responses to “Las Vegas: Worst Mass Shooting in U.S. History”

  1. pookie Says:

    “High incident project” —

    More than one shooter — listen to it:


  2. cgroove69 Says:

  3. cgroove69 Says:

    Las Vegas survivor claimed multiple shooters, found dead

  4. cgroove69 Says:

    Las Vegas shooter’s laptop missing its hard drive

  5. soothing hex Says:

    [for Ireland] “The estimation results suggest that the number of terrorist fatalities has a statistically significant negative effect on reported life satisfaction. For an increase of one standard deviation in the number of recorded fatalities, i.e. an increase of 53.7 fatalities, life satisfaction is lowered by 0.041 on the four-point scale. This effect is about a tenth of the effect of being unemployed rather than employed. Thus, the indicator for terrorism is correlated with people’s subjective well-being in a sizeable way.”

    “a one standard deviation increase in consumption raises self-reported life satisfaction by approximately 5% of a standard deviation.
    We classify individual consumption categories in terms of their visibility to others, using an approach pioneered by Heffetz (2011), and show that the effect of conspicuous consumption is at least double that of non-conspicuous consumption.
    Hudders and Pandelaere (2012) founds that greater spending on status goods was associated with improved affect, particularly for more materialistic individuals (see also Hudders and Pandelaere 2015).
    Pro-social expenditure leads to increased well-being (Dunn et al. 2008) and reduces blood pressure (Whillans et al. 2016), and many studies suggest that only expenditure on experiential, rather than material, goods leads to increased well-being (Gilovich and Kumar 2015; Van Boven and Gilovich 2003 (although see Schmitt et al. 2015)).”

    Again, this has to do with inflation not being sufficiently high these days.

    According to the Global Terrorism Database, terrorist incidents in the US went up since about 2015, a bit earlier in Western Europe.

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