The hunt for a second or third gunman in the Mandalay Bay Massacre in Las Vegas appears to be over, at least as far as the FBI is concerned. Whether premature or not.
FBI officials told True Pundit late Thursday the focus of the case now is zoned in solely on Stephen Paddock as the lone gunman, per a directive from FBI headquarters in Washington D.C.
The directive came as a shock, as FBI insiders said they were pursuing leads that while Paddock was sniping innocent victims from his 32nd-floor perch at Mandalay Bay, another gunman wielding an AR-15 5.56 caliber weapon was closer to the ground shooting from another angle.
FBI officials said they were following the hunch based on forensic examination of audio recovered from phone video of concert goers.
From those videos, federal law enforcement sources said the were following leads that indicated in addition to Paddock’s gunfire from the Mandalay Bay — where he was likely using an AR-10 rifle based on audio examined — additional gunfire from an AR-15 rang out at the same time from an opposite position on the ground much closer than Paddock’s location from high above the event.
The multiple shooter effect, FBI sources said, would be to create a ‘kill box” where concert goers trying to escape Paddock’s bullets would meet gunfire at the limited exit of the venue.
FBI officials in D.C. would not return calls for comment.