Las Vegas 2nd Shooter Claim Is Bogus

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GREENSBORO, NC -- You're talking about it, reading about it, hearing about it.
Whether it's in person, on social media, TV or online, you're inundated with information about the Las Vegas shooting.

New information is constantly coming out, it's really information overload. We all want answers. We all want to put the pieces together.
And when we hear a tidbit of info that shocks us or angers us, we seem willing to share it without really looking into it.

2 Wants To Know is verifying the claim many of you are seeing and sharing about a second shooter involved. Let's take a look at the information out there that's already verified:
59 people were killed, more than 500 injured.
Steve paddock was identified as the shooter.
The swat team found the ammunition, weapons and paddock on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay resort.

Here's some of the information to be verified:
YourNewsWire.com reported a second shooter using video of a flashing light coming from the 4th floor of the hotel.

So, let's get a look at the video. The video claims there were shots coming from the 4th floor. They use this flashing light as the example. But when you really listen and watch, the first round of shots and the light don't quite match up and the second don't for sure.
Pay close attention to the video.

We watched this over and over. And then also  looked up trusted sites like Snopes. They confirmed with the Las Vegas police that there was only one shooter and there were no shot out or broken out windows on the 4th floor.
 
So, we can verify, this video is not proof there was a second shooter. If you watched it, really watched it and then researched it, you can see it doesn't make sense. So, why do so many people buy into this kind of thing?

“The authors or the promoters of this type of fake content often are seeking to shock people, to outrage them. So even if people stop to investigate or dispute, or even debunk, or especially things like fact-check, you're just getting kind of more engagement with that, which in turn tends to reinforce the content elsewhere,” says Jonathan Albright, research director of the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University.

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