Note in Las Vegas suspect’s room had calculations to maximize aim: reports – The Hill

The suspected gunman in the Las Vegas mass shooting reportedly had calculations to maximize his aim on a note in his room.

Officials found a note in Stephen Paddock’s 32nd floor hotel room that included calculations related to distance and trajectory, CBS News reported.

“I could see on it he had written the distance, the elevation he was on, the drop of what his bullet was gonna be for the crowd,” Officer David Newton from the Las Vegas Police Department’s K-9 unit said.

“So he had that written down and figured out so he would know where to shoot to hit his targets from there.”

More than 50 people were killed and more than 500 injured last weekend at a country music festival in Las Vegas.

The shooting has prompted a renewed push by many lawmakers for gun control.

The White House said last week it was “open” to considering legislation that would ban “bump stocks,” an accessory used by the Las Vegas gunman to increase his weapons’ rate of fire.

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