Vegas shooter tried to blow up jet fuel storage

Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock tried to cause even more death and destruction by blowing up two jet fuel tanks. 
Paddock fired at least two bullets at a jet fuel storage unit at McCarran International Airport during his Sunday night massacre in Las Vegas.
A tank explosion would have caused even more death and destruction as 22,000 people attending the Route 91 music festival fled the worst mass shooting in modern US history.
Paddock killed 58 people and injured more than 500, and authorities say the position of the fuel tank and the distance from the gunman’s hotel room suggest he deliberately aimed at them as he opened fire from his hotel room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel and casino.
Bullet holes in the tanks, located 2,000 feet away from where Paddock opened fire, have been repaired and the FBI inspected them but declined to comment on the ongoing investigation. 
An airport spokesman said one round pierced the tank but there was no fire or explosion.
Meanwhile investigators are still struggling to discover the killer’s motives almost a week after the attack.
Airport authorities declined to speculate on weather Paddock, was aiming to blow-up the fuel tank.
Local blood banks have called for members of the public to donate as hospitals work tirelessly to treat the wounded.
“This is a crazed lunatic full of hate,” said Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman. “What we ask for is blood now.”
Paddock, a wealthy white retired real estate investor, was a high-stakes gambler who kept a low profile private life.
Many who knew him have claimed to have had no idea he was capable of the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history.

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