Here's What Was in Vegas Gunman's Chilling Note

Cops discuss Stephen Paddock's notes in '60 Minutes' interview
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 8, 2017 9:03 AM CDT
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In this Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017 file photo an investigator works in the room at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino where a gunman opened fire on a music festival, in Las Vegas.   (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

The note Stephen Paddock left behind in his Mandalay Bay hotel room contained chilling calculations as to how to kill as many of the concertgoers below his window as possible, CBS News reports. "I could see on it he had written the distance, the elevation he was on, the drop of what his bullet was gonna be for the crowd," LVPD Officer David Newton, who was among the first police in the room, tells 60 Minutes in an interview airing Sunday. "So he had that written down and figured out so he would know where to shoot to hit his targets from there."

Newton said entering the room was "very eerie. Yeah, the dust from the explosive breach. And then you have the flashing lights. And that looked straight, like, out of a movie, you know?" What investigators still don't have, per the Independent: A motive. "We’ve run a thousand leads," Undersheriff Kevin McMahill said Friday. "While some of it has helped create a better profiling to the madness of the suspect, we do not still have a motive or reason why." (Authorities think Paddock hired a prostitute in the days before the massacre.)

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