According to Fox News, Newly-released letters reveal that an individual told the Las Vegas shooter not to "go on any shooting rampage" before the Las Vegas shooter did just that.
The individual who wrote the letter is Jim Nixon. The Daily Wire describes Nixon as a "75-year-old Vietnam war veteran, who served some time in prison for tax fraud."
Recently, in response to a records request from the Wall Street Journal, the FBI released 10 correspondence letters that took place between Nixon and Stephen Paddock.
Paddock is the man behind the 2017 Las Vegas shooting. At a music festival that was being held on the Las Vegas Strip, Paddock, from a hotel room located above the festival, opened fire on the crowd - which contained over 20,000 people.
Paddock ended up killing 58 and injuring more than 500, making the shooting the deadliest of its kind in modern U.S. history. The shooting ended with Paddock killing himself.
The letters released by the FBI are from before the shooting. But, the authorities did not find the letters until two months after the shooting.
The letters ended up being discovered by the new owners of a vacant property located in Mesquite, Texas. The property had previously been owned by Paddock.
What the letters suggest is that Nixon had some idea that Paddock could end up doing something really bad.
In one letter, Nixon wrote:
I am concerned about the way you are talking and believe you are going to do something very bad. Please don’t go out shooting or hurting people who did nothing to you. Please please don’t do what I think you are going to do.
About a month later, in another letter, Nixon wrote to Paddock, "my friend it sounds like you are going to kill or murder someone or some people. Please don’t go on any shooting rampage like some fool."
Nixon was recently asked about the letters.
Referring to Paddock, Nixon reportedly said: "He did what he did and I feel bad I couldn’t have stopped him. I didn’t know he was going to do what he did.
The FBI has released a statement of its own following the release of the letters.
The FBI said:
The FBI does not comment on individual interviews conducted during an investigation and we do not comment on (freedom of information) documents. There is no new information that the FBI was not aware or that the FBI has not shared with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department in this case. We stand by the FBI Behavioral Analysis Unit key findings summary report.