Here is what I mean. Turns out the possible angle range for the bullet that hit Trumps ear isn’t as narrow as I thought, but narrow enough I think that we could possibly exclude shooter locations with it. Take a look:
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Yellow arrow= Possible angle range of the bullet.
Red arrows= the farthest extent the bullet could have come from either direction.
X = X Axis
Y = Y Axis
Note: To really know it rather precisely we would need a fairly correct 3D representation of Trumps head in realation to his surroundings at the moment the bullet hit. Not impossible, but difficult to find out. I think you could find it out via mapping out all angles we have of his head in relation to his surroundings when the bullet hit. But that is a very time consuming and difficult thing to do. Also note that you can’t see the Z axis here which is going straight up at the intersection point. But I don’t think we necessarily need the Z axis to exclude locations of the shooter.
But, we can also try a rough estimation with the above, and then it seems to me, that we might be able to exclude the water tower and we can possibly say that the shot could indeed have come from the rooftop building or the opposite side.
We could also superimpose the above on the pictures we have from the scene that were shot from above, and then extend the red arrows. We could turn the above head then on the X/Y plane in different directions to narrow it down.
Edit: All of the above is under the assumption that the bullet wasn’t redirected before it hit Trumps ear.
So I did just that now. See below. Note that I won't include all the sources that I used to pinpoint where exactly Trumps head (and more specifically, his ear) was at the exact moment when the bullet hit his ear. I think my approximation of where his head is in relation to the stage should be pretty accurate (but of course is probably subject to slight differences). Also note that I didn't take into account the Z axis, since I think we don't really need that at this point.
Here is what I think is the approximate most likely head/ear position Trump had at the exact moment the bullet hit his ear:
Take a special note of the two big screens and how they likely narrow down the angles a lot more if I would exclude them. They seem to be in the way of shots. Note that where the Y axis is MIGHT be the most likely shooting direction (more or less). Note that the possible angle ranges of the bullet all encompass the known and pretty much confirmed locations of dead and wounded people. Also note, that it seems to me, considering the above, that we can almost certainly exclude the water tower for that bullet. Would need to be checked more carefully, though. Also note that it very much looks like the rooftop building is the prime candidate from where that shot came from (or somewhere near within the angle range). Also note that the screen on the left is a good approximation point because Trump was likely looking at it.
Next you see what I would consider the most extreme end of possibilities where Trumps head/ear was located at the exact moment when the bullet hit his ear.
First, his head turning dead center on the screen:
Note that I'm almost certain that he looked quite far away from dead center of the screen. So, the above is just the very extreme end of possibilities, considering variations on the accuracy of what I concluded/saw.
Second, his head turning more away from seeing the screen dead center:
Note that I'm almost certain that he looked quite a lot more towards the center of the screen. So, the above is just the very extreme end of possibilities, considering variations on the accuracy of what I concluded/saw.
So with all of the above, I'm now starting to be willing to bet that the bullet that hit Trumps ear came from the left side, as seen in the above. Thus, I would say that that bullet came pretty much from the general direction of the rooftop building. Now, if someone could try to find a reliable larger picture (looking STRAIGHT down from above) that encompasses the rooftop and surroundings (hopefully, including the water tower) and the opposite side of the angle range and those areas (right side in the above), we might be able to position the above correctly within that larger context and see how the red lines go through those areas.
PS: Note that all the above is under the assumption that the bullet that hit Trumps ear wasn't redirected before it hit. Also note that all of the above is solely based on the bullet that hit Trumps ear.