Vegas Shooter Booked Hotel Room Overlooking Lollapalooza

Official: Vegas Shooter Stephen Paddock Booked Room In Chicago In August During Lollapalooza Music Fest

Official: Vegas Shooter Stephen Paddock Booked Room In Chicago In August During Lollapalooza Music Fest

The retired accounted, Paddock booked two hotel rooms in the Chicago that overlooked the Lollapalooza music festival which held in August.

TMZ said Paddock booked a room across from the concert venue, Grant Park, starting on the first day of the festival and ending on the last.

Anonymous officials said that Paddock looked for hotels near Fenway Park, where the Red Sox play and the Boston Center for the Arts.

The disclosures came as investigators struggled for a fourth day to explain what led the 64-year-old high-stakes gambler to open fire Sunday night on an open-air country music festival from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel casino.

Paddock reportedly committed suicide as police attempted to enter his room.

"One of the things that we're doing is we're putting a significantly larger number of undercover officers", said Anthony Riccio, chief of Chicago police's organized crime bureau.

According to the Chicago Tribune, he booked rooms in the Blackstone Hotel that offered a clear view of the festival.

He added: "As you saw earlier this week the city conducts extensive public safety planning and training around major events, in close coordination with our law enforcement partners, to ensure public safety". He later booked a second room for August 3 through August 6, the same days as Lollapalooza in Grant Park.

They know he had a plan to survive the shooting and try to escape, though would not say how.

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Law enforcement officials claim they found no evidence Paddock ever went to Chicago during the weekend of Lollapalooza, a music festival that attracts thousands of people.

Sunday's shooting happened along the Las Vegas Strip, an area brimming with hotels and casinos located in unincorporated Clark County, just south of the Las Vegas city limits.

Shortly after the Life is attractive festival ended, Paddock checked into a 32nd-story suite at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. He killed 58 people and injured almost 500 before taking his own life.

Police are still searching for a motive in the attack.

Also, the weekend before the Las Vegas bloodbath, Paddock rented a high-rise condo in a Las Vegas building that overlooked the Life is handsome alternative music festival, Sheriff Joseph Lombardo said Tuesday.

The shooter's girlfriend, Marilou Danley, returned from a trip to the Philippines on Wednesday, and denied any knowledge of the attack.

"There was a reservation under the name Stephen Paddock", Blackstone spokeswoman Emmy Carragher told Agence France-Presse. However, officials have repeatedly said that they have so far found absolutely no links to global terror groups and have cast doubt on the claim.

Monday: Investigators said that they are looking for the "roommate" of the shooter - Marilou Danley - and describe her as a person of interest. He had no known criminal record and nearly no close friends or social media presence.

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