Saturday, January 13, 2018

The Las Vegas Mass Murder Just Gets More Mystifying

The warrants released Friday also produced a puzzling email exchange that Paddock appeared to have with himself.

One instance where investigators identified two email account attached to him — and — an exchange began with "Try an ar before u buy. We have a huge selection. Located in the Las Vegas area."

Later that day, an email was received back from that read "we have a wide variety of optics and ammunition to try."

Then Paddock sent an email to that read: "for a thrill try out bumpfire ar's with 100 round magazine."

In the affidavit, investigators said they believed the communications may have been related to the eventual attack. Authorities have said Paddock used a "bump stock," a device that can make semiautomatic guns mimic the rapid fire of automatic weapons.

But FBI investigators appeared perplexed by the exchange.

"Investigators have been unable to figure out why Stephen Paddock would be exchanging messages related to weapons that were utilized in the attack between two of his email accounts. Conversely, if the Target Account was not controlled by Stephen Paddock, investigators need to determine who was communicating with him about weapons that were used in the attack," according to a warrant.
I sometimes send emails from one of my accounts (on my cellphone) to my personal email at home to remind myself of things that I need to do.    But those emails seem more commercial in nature.

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