Chicago police: Las Vegas gunman booked hotel rooms overlooking Lollapalooza

09 October, 2017, 00:35 | Author: Warren Cooper
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The hotel is located about one block away from the Grant Park concert venue.

A man believed to be the Las Vegas shooter booked a hotel room overlooking another music festival two months before the massacre. The official, who was not authorized to speak publicly, said it was unclear whether Paddock was ever in the city or when he conducted the Internet searches.

Hotel sources who spoke to TMZ said that Paddock was "forceful" in his demands, and that hotel staff gave in.

Paddock had a girlfriend, Marilou Danvers, but they were not married. We'll be working closely with the Boston Police Department, the Massachusetts State Police, and all of our law enforcement partners to fully investigate any and all potential leads that stem from the ongoing investigation in Las Vegas.

Separately, Las Vegas Sheriff Joseph Lombardo said on Wednesday that Paddock had rented several Airbnb rooms in Vegas' downtown district that corresponded with the "Life is attractive " music festival. His hotel room had the ideal bird's eye view of the festival grounds and saw the entrance to the festival, which had around 400,000 guests pouring in and out.

Authorities say the man accused of killing 58 people and injuring nearly 500 in Las Vegas this weekend may have been targeting other music festivals.

Ms Danley met Federal Bureau of Investigation agents on her arrival to the U.S. on Tuesday night from the Philippines. "It goes through your mind but I think the biggest thing is that you can trust that the organizers here will have done everything that they can to limit the possibility of something like that happening".

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A federal official said authorities are looking into the possibility Paddock planned additional attacks, including a auto bombing. An estimated 400,000 people, including former first daughter Malia Obama, attended the festival this year.

The hotel spokesperson says Paddock never checked in for the reservation.

Authorities previously disclosed Paddock had 1,600 rounds of ammunition in his auto, along with fertilizer that can be used to make explosives and 50 pounds of Tannerite, a substance used in explosive rifle targets.

"We have been down each and every one of these paths", McMahill said.

Two House members said Friday they plan on introducing a bipartisan bill to ban bump stocks.

And he said he felt it was unlikely Paddock could have pulled off the elaborate plan alone, though investigators have no idea who may have helped him.

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