Las Vegas gunman booked hotel overlooking Lollapalooza 2 months before massacre

09 October, 2017, 00:34 | Author: Pamela Mathis
  • The new timeline shows that police had located the shooter's room within 12 minutes. Above an investigator looking out of the killer's suite on Wednesday

Pictured the view that Steohen Paddock would have had had he checked into the Blackstone hotel overlooking Lollapalooza in August.

The Blackstone, a 21-story hotel, has windows overlooking Grant Park, including the stages where bands performed at Lollapalooza.

TMZ reports Paddock booked one room at the Blackstone Hotel, 636 S. Michigan Av., for August 1 through August 6. 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.

Paddock did not check in to the room and it is unknown whether he was in Chicago that weekend, as first reported by TMZ.

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The Boston Globe, quoting anonymous sources, said Paddock may have scouted Fenway Park and other Boston venues before settling on Vegas. He reportedly told reservation staff that he had met his wife at Lalapalooza and that it was imperative that their room have a view of the music event.

CBS News' justice and homeland security corespondent Jeff Pegues said the man bought a significant amount of guns in 2016, but the purchases flew under the radar because he had no criminal history and he wasn't buying things that raised a red flag.

"They're going to be intermingled with the crowd".




"Reasons that ran through Paddock's mind is unknown, but it was directly at the same time as Life Is Beautiful", the sheriff said. Malia Obama attended the event this year, which usually attracts hundreds of thousands of people.

According to the Las Vegas Review Journal, Paddock's bullets left holes in one of two white tanks, but they did not cause an explosion.

Lombardo said the shooter lived a "secret life" and "meticulously planned" the worst domestic attack in recent USA history.

"He never said anything to me or took any action that I was aware of that I understood in any way to be a warning that something disgusting like this was going to happen", she said in a statement read by her lawyer.

Another 26 guns were found at two of Paddock's homes in the state of Nevada.

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.

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

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