Where Stephen Paddock Was Planning on Striking Before Las Vegas Massacre

Las Vegas Shooting 2017

The rooms with a view of the Lollapalooza music festival were allegedly booked by Paddock at the Blackstone Hotel from August 1 to 6, across the street from the festival.

The hotel rooms he booked in Chicago looked directly towards the main stage and the main entrance, where thousands of people file in and out of.

Lollapalooza is a yearly concert festival that takes place in Chicago. It's not clear at this time if he used the rooms or was even in Chicago at the time of the event, which ran August 3 - Aug. 6.

More details on the potential Boston target were not immediately known.

It was unclear if Paddock ever ventured to either city, officials said.

Investigators are focusing on a weapon-buying spree Paddock embarked on in the year before the mass shooting - and wonder if some sort of life event prompted him to start planning the attack.

An equipped with every kind of weaponry Paddock constructed an expert marksman's home on the 32nd story of the Mandala Bay Resort and Casino before emptying on revelers appreciating a down home music celebration.

A total of 58 people were killed and 498 others wounded in the Sunday night massacre.

Police believe Paddock, who shot himself after carrying out the Vegas outrage, had hoped to survive and flee. The Chicago hotel said no one by that name stayed at the hotel, ABC News reported.

"Air terminal powering has not been traded off", McCarran representative Chris Jones said. The official, who was not authorized to discuss the investigation of Paddock's movements, spoke only on condition of anonymity after being briefed on the investigation.

In a statement released on Thursday, the Blackstone Hotel said that it's cooperating with the authorities in the investigation.

Both rooms had checkout dates of August 6, right after the festival ended. A law enforcement official confirmed Paddock's reservations to USA Today on Thursday. "While there is now no credible threat to Fenway Park according to public safety agencies, the Red Sox have been working with city, state, and federal officials on increased security measures for postseason games at Fenway Park". "That's the one in this one, and we are not there yet", FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe said.

Chicago police said that they are aware and investigating a TMZ report saying that Stephen Paddock, the Las Vegas mass shooter, booked a hotel room facing the Lollapalooza concert this past summer.



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