CNN: Stephen Paddock was fired tracer bullets at the tanks of fuel of airport Las Vegas
NEW YORK, October 11. /TASS/. The culprit of the tragedy in Las Vegas (Nevada) Stephen Paddock used tracer bullets to hit and blow up the tanks with jet fuel on-site McCarran international airport. This was announced on Tuesday broadcaster CNN, citing sources in law enforcement bodies.
Paddock was fired from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel, which is located quite close to the airport. Police earlier said the gunman was trying to hit the fuel tanks, did not specify that the number of Americans was found by tracer bullets. The same cartridges were later found on the ground in the immediate vicinity of the tanks, the sources said broadcaster.
As informed on Monday the Sheriff of Las Vegas Joseph Lombardo, a Paddock shot at the fuel tanks near the hotel Mandalay Bay to divert attention and escape by flight. According to the Sheriff, the attacker was aiming at the fuel so that it exploded and diverted the attention from himself.
“We expect another week to continue investigation of the event at the venue of the concert and the room [arrow] the hotel Mandalay Bay,” added Lombardo and informed him that the next press conference is scheduled for October 13.