Was There a Second Shooter in Las Vegas attack? Room Service Waiter Reveals Major Clue
Gunman Stephen Paddock may have been assisted by a second shooter during this week's Las Vegas attack, according to room service receipts revealed by a waiter.
Paddock opened fire from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel, spraying down bullets on a huge crowd at a music festival.
At least 58 people were killed and 500 injured in the atrocious 10-minute attack - and fears are growing Paddock could have had an accomplice, or at the very least a companion in the days leading up to the deadliest shooting in US history.
But it appears the killer may not have been completely alone, according to a receipt shared on Facebook by a person claiming to have served the killer room service indicates a possible second person in the room - a major person of interest if true.
A $84.33 (£63.93) order was delivered to Paddock’s room on September 27 - the day before police said he arrived at the resort and casino.
Under the section of the receipt, which shows the order was for room 32, the form had been filled out to show two guests - indicating the person in room 32 had been dining with another.
The receipt detailed a sizeable order of a double Angus burger, a bagel with cream cheese, a house soup, one 1L bottle of Pellegrino water and two soft drinks.
The person claiming to have delivered the order posted on Facebook about the meeting - although later deleted it.
He wrote: “I think I talked to the Mandalay Bay assassin and I was alone with him for several minutes.
"I have goosebumps knowing that I was his waiter in the same suite where he did the shooting.
"You never know who you are dealing with in this job."
It is unknown whether the waiter mistook an earlier guest for Paddock.
The receipt was revealed after police admitted Paddock must have had help to carry out the attack “at some point”.
Sheriff Joseph Lombardo said: “At face value he had to have some help at some point.
“Maybe he was a superhuman who figured this out all on his own but it would be hard for me to believe that.”
Discerning Paddock's motive has proven especially baffling given the absence of the indicators typical in other mass shootings.
He had no criminal record, no known history of mental illness and no outward signs of social disaffection, political discontent or extremist ideology, police said.
Sheriff Lombardo said: “What we know is that Stephen Paddock is a man who spent decades acquiring weapons and ammo and living a secret life, much of which will never be fully understood.”
An Australian man staying at the Mandalay Bay Resort has also spoken about his close call with the Las Vegas gunman - claiming he launched his murderous attack from the room next door.
Australian Brian Hodge, who previously worked at Jupiters Casino on the Gold Coast, claimed he was staying in the room next to the shooter on level 32 at the Las Vegas resort.
He said he managed to escape the initial horrific scenes inside the hotel but found himself forced to hide in a bush for several hours after the event.
“I got outside safely and was hiding in bushes,” Mr Hodge said.
“There were multiple people dead and multiple shooters. I was just hiding waiting for police to come get us.
“We were hiding in the bushes outside waiting for the police.” Mr Hodge said he was staying in room 32134 while the gunman was in room 32135.
“It was a machine gun from the room next to me,” he said.
“My floor is a crime scene. They killed a security guard on my floor.”