Seven “key witnesses” suspiciously dying after the horrific mass shooting in Las Vegas is a conspiracy theory. A conspiratorial web site has circulated a report on social media that is now suggesting these “key witnesses” have been murdered as part of a cover-up to the Las Vegas mass shooting.
Stephen Paddock was named as the lone gunman by law enforcement. Authorities determined that he was responsible for the killing of 58 and wounding of hundreds when he shot on a music festival crowd of 22,000 with a modified automatic weapon from a suite in the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casin.
Where did this conspiracy theory originate? Neon Nettle published the story on Nov. 2 2017, claiming that seven “key witnesses” to the mass shooting had died under “suspicious circumstances.” Neon Nettle is falsely alleging that there was a “sinister” plot to murder these individuals because they have made statements in the aftermath of the massacre supporting the idea of more than one shooter.
In the month that followed the incident, a staggering seven key witnesses have died in very suspicious circumstances.
Whether this series of disturbing deaths and disappearances are purely coincidental or whether there is something deeply sinister afoot has yet to be determined.In cases like these, however, there’s no such thing as coincidence.
However, Snopes debunked this conspiracy theory with the following information:
Among the seven named, two died in an apparent car accident. One appears to have been misidentified by conspiracy theorists. A third is, in fact, not dead, while another had serious medical complications. In another instance, the deceased had no link whatsoever to the mass shooting, while the final “key witness” named, in display of sheer laziness by Neon Nettle, is Paddock, the shooter.
Here are some examples of people sharing the conspiracy theory on social media.
7 Las Vegas Shooting Witnesses Now Dead Within 1 Month of Attack | Neon Nettle#AusPol https://t.co/awXq0Ps0zP
— Free Australian (@den2114) November 4, 2017
7 Las Vegas Shooting Witnesses Now Dead Within 1 Month of Attack | Neon Nettle – https://t.co/tBc8AUNjao
— James Plummer (@plummer4) November 3, 2017
Retweeted Neon Nettle (@NeonNettle):
In 1 month since the Las Vegas shooting massacre, 7 key witnesses have been… https://t.co/3NYQNGlpYT
— Take Care 4 (@goudbloem2) November 3, 2017
7 Las Vegas Shooting Witnesses Now Dead Within 1 Month of Attack | Neon Nettle https://t.co/t2ngTH9Oe9
— Leftwingnobody (@leftwingnobody) November 3, 2017
7 Las Vegas Shooting Witnesses Now Dead Within 1 Month of Attack | Neon Nettlehttps://t.co/Bc9DbwrNHc
— .kim welch (@kmwlc5) November 3, 2017
The names included in Neon Nettle’s report were Dennis and Lorraine Carver, Danny Contreras, Chad Nishimura, Kymberley Suchomey, John Beilman and Paddock. Neon Nettle implied that there had been suspicious circumstances for Paddock’s death as well:
Reports varied about how Paddock was killed with some initial statements saying he was killed in a police shootout, with the “official” story now saying he turned a weapon on himself.
What did you think of the conspiracy theory that seven “key witnesses” were murdered to cover-up a second shooter for the Las Vegas mass shooting? Did you believe it or see other evidence? Let us know in the comments section.
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