The floor plan to the Mandalay Bay hotel suite has been released, which will likely answer many of the questions surrounding the broken windows Stephen Paddock fired from.
Since the tragedy unfolded Sunday night, conspiracy theories have abounded that the location of the windows proves more than one shooter was involved. A look at the floor plan, however, shows how close the windows actually are.
While the two windows were in different rooms, we now know that Paddock reportedly added an adjoining room to his corner suite after checking in. The second broken window (on the left as one looks from outside) was in that adjoining room, and would have been easily accessible from the main suite.
It is believed that Paddock added the second room because the windows provide a better angle to fuel tanks near the concert venue. Authorities say Paddock tried to shoot the tanks and ignite the fuel, but the bullets were unable to pierce the tank housing.
Here is the floor plan to the Mandalay Bay hotel suite used by Paddock, provided by The Daily Mail. It points out the the locations of the broken windows, which are much closer than they appear on the outside. Also included are leaked photos from inside the suite. They show some of the 23 guns Paddock had at the ready.
Paddock’s body is also partially visible in one of the photos. We have chosen not to publish a graphic photo showing Paddock himself with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. It is not clear in the photos exactly where Paddock’s body is positioned in the room, so it is not marked on the schematic.
It was initially speculated that the paper circled in red below indicated a possible suicide note, but authorities say nothing was written on it.
This photo shows a room service cart Paddock positioned outside his room. Surveillance cameras were placed on it, so he could watch a live feed and know if officers were in the outer hall.
This photo, taken just outside the room’s doors, shows one of Paddock’s guns just inside.
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