Las Vegas Shooting Witness Who Identified 2nd Shooter Found Dead-Truth! & Fiction!
Summary of eRumor:
Las Vegas shooting survivor Kymberley Suchomel was found dead at her home after emerging as an important witness who could identify a second shooter.
A young woman named Kymberley Suchomel who survived the Las Vegas mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Festival that left 58 dead died suddenly a week later.
However, Suchomel didn’t come forward as a witness who saw a second shooter, and her death hasn’t been described as suspicious.
Suchomel, 28, was not injured in the Las Vegas mass shooting but described the emotional strain of the tragedy in various interviews and social media posts in the days that followed.
Then, about a week after the Las Vegas shooting, Suchomel’s grandmother, Julie Norton found her granddaughter dead in her bed when Norton arrived to babysit her great-granddaughter. Suchomel had a history of epilepsy and was being treated for a a pituitary tumor at the time, Sea Coast Online reports.
Days after the shooting (and prior to her death), Suchomel explained to the Victorville Daily Press how she and her friends escaped with their lives as a gunman, perched from a hotel suite on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, opened fire on some 20,000 concertgoers on Oct. 1.
Fringe websites quickly seized on Kymberley Suchomel’s tragic death to support unsubstantiated conspiracy theories that there was a second gunman involved in the Las Vegas shooting. The idea was that Suchomel was silenced after coming forward as a key witness.
The website “A Sheep No More” was one of the first, filing a false report under the headline “Las Vegas Shooting Witness Who Identified Multiple Shooters, Found Dead.” Your News Wire, a website known for publishing fabricated reports, went a step further and falsely reported that Suchomel had identified four shooters.
Many more sites published similar stories, and they all used a tactic that’s commonly used to advance fabricated reports: combining an actual news story (like Suchomel’s untimely death) with unsupported conspiracy theories (like Suchomel being a witnesses to a second Las Vegas shooter). However, there’s no evidence to support persistent conspiracy theories that there was as second Las Vegas shooter — or that Suchomel was a witness.
Kymberley Suchomel gave her account of what happened at the festival to the Victorville Daily Press on October 2, 2017. She described where she was, what she saw and how she escaped. Nowhere in that description does Suchomel indicate that she witnessed a second gunman.
In the end, reports about Kymberley Suchomel’s untimely death are true — but claims that Suchomel’s death was suspicious and that she was a witness to a second Las Vegas shooter are fiction. That’s why we’re calling this one truth and fiction.