The deadliest shooting massacre in modern American history. But the perpetrator, Stephen Paddock, at one time owned an apartment complex that he sold for 6 million dollars. Where's the motive here? This guy doesn't seem like a likely suspect. Is it possible perhaps this could have been a set-up? When they found Paddock he was already dead, apparently from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. If Paddock was not the one who actually perpetrated the massacre, what could have been the motive here? Just thinking of a few possibilities: Might it have been a way of killing one or two specific individuals in the audience, without drawing suspicion that that specific person has been targeted? Like for example, maybe a married couple, but if it had just been that couple who had been murdered, the suspicion would have immediately fallen on the killer who had a known motive. Or could someone have wanted there to be a massacre as a pretense for more gun control? Less plausible possibilities: Maybe muslim terrorists somehow trying to make a deflection so it seems like muslims aren't the only ones who do this kind of thing? Could somebody have wanted to get revenge on Paddock, and decided they could get away with a mass killing by leaving the blame to fall on him? I wonder what this will do to the revenue of the nearby casinos? In the world of Vegas with all those unscrupulous casino owners with mob connections, could this be an attempt at diverting business away from a rival casino, or some casino owner someone had a grudge against? All sorts of crazy things have happened in Los Vegas before, people who didn't have any regard for the lives of other people, with motives of revenge or money. Maybe Paddock did it but I hope they investigate all the possibilities, just to rule them out.