American’s can’t seem to get a straight answer about the shooting in Las Vegas.
Each day a new mystery reveals itself.
But there is one question that is now bothering everyone.
The timeline law enforcement has presented to the public has shifted multiple times.
Police recently revealed that the shooter opened fire on a hotel security guard before his murder spree at the country music festival.
This was a significant change as it was originally reported the gunman fired at the security guard only after the carnage at the concert.
The new timeline has time gaps that people are having trouble filling in.
Business Insider reports:
People are pressing police and the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Resort to explain an apparent six-minute gap in the Las Vegas shooting timeline.
On Tuesday, police officials laid out an updated timeline for the Las Vegas shooting. At 9:59 p.m., Stephen Paddock shot security guard Jesus Campos through the door of his room. Campos, who was hit in the leg, notified security. Six minutes later, at 10:05 p.m., Paddock opened fire on 22,000 people attending a music festival. At 10:17 p.m., the first police officers arrived on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel.
This timeline leaves 18 minutes from Campos being shot to the first police officers arriving on the scene. During these 18 minutes, Paddock carried out the largest mass shooting in modern US history — he had apparently already fired his last shots when officers arrived on the 32nd floor.
Many see the timeline as strange, especially in a place with as many security officials as the Las Vegas Strip. Why did it take police officers so long to arrive on the scene to stop Paddock?
But in today’s day and age, some people can’t wait for an answer.
They let their imaginations run wild and while there is most likely a perfectly reasonable explanation for the 18 minute response gap – the police timeline could just be wrong or there was confusion about the shooters location could have delayed police response – people will turn to sensational stories to try and make sense of the horrific events.
Ann Coulter addressed this issue in a column on Breitbart.
She wrote that in the absence of concrete information, some people are turning to baseless conspiracy theories:
“I don’t know what happened — and, apparently, neither do the cops — but it’s kind of odd that we keep being told things that aren’t true about the Las Vegas massacre, from the basic timeline to this weird insistence that Paddock made a good living at gambling.
The most likely explanation is that the reporters and investigators are incompetent nitwits. But the changing facts from law enforcement and preposterous lies from the press aren’t doing a lot to tamp down alternative theories of the crime…
… According to the all-new timeline given by the Las Vegas police — pending a third revision — this is at least possible. The hallway was empty, except for a bleeding security guard down by the elevators, for at least two minutes after the shooting stopped. The stairwell was clear for more than half an hour. It also explains the gloves.
There’s no evidence for any of this, but on the other hand, there’s no evidence for the version the media are giving us. At least the movie script version doesn’t require us to pretend that Paddock was making “millions” from video poker.”
There is no evidence to support any of the conspiracy theories floating on the internet about this tragedy.
But until law enforcement can present a concrete and coherent story, baseless claims and unsubstantiated theories will gain traction.