VEN (LAS VEGAS) — In another shocking development, Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombard told reporters Monday that reports of multiple shooters can be traced to the unusual ammunition that crazed rifleman Stephen Paddock was using when he killed 58 people and wounded over 500, firing from two broken-out windows in his hotel suite on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel the evening of October 1.
“After careful analysis in conjunction with the FBI Crime Lab, we’ve determined that one of the rifles used in the shooting was chambered for what we call a Wildcat Round, the .399 Magic from Specter Arms.
“Originally designed for the Chilean Army during the Allende presidency in the early 1970s, the Magic bullet is able to change direction in mid-flight, moving like you might see a fighter jet move. It can hover, change direction, and maneuver in strange and baffling ways.
“Apparently, the .399 can also be programmed to do all sorts of things, sort of like a smart bomb, if you will. We found just such a program on Mr Paddock’s laptop which he used to set the bullets to what Specter Arms calls random mode.
“In random mode, the bullet will eventually retrack to its original aim point, but only after a series of randomly generated maneuvers designed to make it look like it originated from somewhere else.
“According to Specter Arms, the bullet can actually zoom down from a great height, straighten out, pause for up to 30 seconds, and then fly 3 or 4 feet above the pavement for several hundred yards before impact.
“In some cases it can actually perform a 270-degree turn accelerating as it descends.
Sheriff Lombardo explained that their big break came when paramedics found a pristine .399 round on a stretcher at University Medical Center, which apparently fell out of the leg of a man who was wounded in the back, wrist, and thigh, as the bullet paused in mid-air, changing direction several times and striking him repeatedly, after initially passing through the neck of the man standing behind him at the concert.
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