Stephen Paddock became infamous Sunday after he opened fire from his hotel room at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.
Before the coward took his own life, though, he murdered 58 and injured hundreds of others.
The weapon he used to carry out his massacre: a semi-automatic rifle with a bump stock, which enabled the firearm to mimic automatic gunfire.
But it turns out he may have had other plans, too. Investigators discovered both tannerite and ammonium nitrate in Paddock’s vehicle. While Timothy McVeigh used ammonium nitrate in the Oklahoma City Bombing, tannerite has been used in pressure cooker devices by jihadist sympathizers.
As some might think that Paddock only wanted to use firearms to carry out his murders, investigators are under the impression he wanted to do more than just that.
The Associated Press broke the news:
BREAKING: U.S. official says investigators looking into possibility Las Vegas shooter planned more attacks, including car bombing.
— The Associated Press (@AP) October 5, 2017
Independent Journal Review asked Griffin Trenbeath, a former U.S. Army E.O.D., about tannerite and what it could do.
“It would blow up the car and throw fragments. Definitely, nothing good would come from it, if it were around people. In the immediate area, the blast would also kill. Frag would be thrown at least 100 yards. I would say anybody within 30-50 yards would be lucky to live.”
This is a breaking news story and will be updated as more information becomes available.