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A Las Vegas police officer stands by a blocked off area near the Mandalay Bay casino, Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017, in Las Vegas. Authorities said Stephen Craig Paddock broke windows on the casino and began firing with a cache of weapons, killing dozens and injuring hundreds at the festival. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock fired upon jet fuel tanks during the rampage



The man responsible for the recent mass shooting in Las Vegas fired upon jet fuel tanks during the rampage, according to The Las Vegas Review-Journal.

A knowledgeable source told The Review-Journal that the bullets left a pair of holes in one of two circular white tanks near last Sunday’s massacre.

Another source said a single bullet penetrated the tank but did not result in a fire or explosion by the outdoor concert gunman Stephen Paddock attacked.

The tanks are approximately 1,100 feet from the site of the Route 91 Harvest Festival, which was a country music event.

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Several airplane hangars belonging to prominent corporations are also located near the containers.

A construction crew has since repaired the bullet holes, and FBI agents have also inspected the tanks they punctured.

The FBI agents additionally took measurements of the line of fire from Paddock’s 32nd floor hotel room at the nearby Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.

Some Twitter users on Thursday voiced alarm at reports Paddock may have aimed at the large aviation fuel tankers.

One of the Review-Journal’s sources said Paddock, 64, broke two windows in his hotel room last Sunday.

The first hole was in line with the concert site, and the second had a direct view of the jet fuel tanks.

Authorities are struggling to explain what inspired Paddock to commit the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

Paddock killed at least 58 people and wounded at least 527 others before being found dead by responding police officers.

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