Killer had more explosives, 1,600 rounds of ammo in car

The revelation was confirmed by the police, who said investigators now believe Paddock intended to survive the massacre.

According to a report by CNN, Paddock didn't just have 23 weapons in his Mandalay Bay hotel suite, but also had more than 50 pounds of explosives and 1,600 rounds of ammunition in his car in the hotel parking lot.

"He was doing everything possible to see how he could escape," Las Vegas police Sheriff Joseph Lombardo said on Wednesday, October 5, 2017.

But what motivated Paddock to kill dozens of strangers -- and where he planned to strike next -- remains a mystery.

It was further reported that aside the explosives found in Paddock's car, the police chief said the authorities first found several pounds of ammonium nitrate.

Lombardo also said a later search of cases found in the car revealed 50 pounds of Tannerite -- a brand-name product that's marketed as explosive rifle targets.

CNN further reported that the cache of explosives in Paddock's car could indicate plans for a car bomb.

"Those explosives, that's the scary part. What was he going to do with those? I mean, you don't just acquire them and leave them in your vehicle and not have a plan for them," said Art Roderick, former assistant director of the US Marshals Service.

"The Tannerite could have set off the ammonium nitrate," Roderick said.

"So, was he using that as a vehicle-borne explosive device?"

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Unblock notifications in browser settings.

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: news@pulselive.co.ke

Recommended articles

Charles Owino exits Siaya Governor race, to return to National Police Service

Charles Owino exits Siaya Governor race, to return to National Police Service

Untold story behind teacher who created Kenyatta's KICC statue

Untold story behind teacher who created Kenyatta's KICC statue

Teenage girl drags father to court for refusing to let her marry boyfriend

Teenage girl drags father to court for refusing to let her marry boyfriend

Raila overtakes Ruto after unveiling of their running mates - TIFA report

Raila overtakes Ruto after unveiling of their running mates - TIFA report

Fresh details emerge linking Mirema shooting victim to 'mchele' syndicate

Fresh details emerge linking Mirema shooting victim to 'mchele' syndicate

CS Munya to open International Peace, Security and Social Enterprise Conference at MKU

CS Munya to open International Peace, Security and Social Enterprise Conference at MKU

Kindiki explains why he missed the unveiling of Rigathi as Ruto's running mate

Kindiki explains why he missed the unveiling of Rigathi as Ruto's running mate

Shortage of free condoms hit Kisumu

Shortage of free condoms hit Kisumu

Ndii claims Karua was eager to run alongside Ruto

Ndii claims Karua was eager to run alongside Ruto