Las Vegas shooter Paddock booked room near Lollapalooza

Stephen Paddock

Stephen Paddock

Investigators are probing the Las Vegas gunman's interest in other music festivals in the months before he killed 58 people and injured almost 500 at an outdoor country concert. "We have a lot of work to do".

They wonder if he had some sort of mental break at the time that drove him to start making plans for mass murder.

On October 1, Stephen Paddock has pulled on the public of a concert country from the window of his hotel room, resulting in 58 dead and over 500 injured.

They know he was a major gambler and are looking at related records, though even in very public casinos he played the very private game of video poker. They observed the suspect down on the ground and also saw a second door that could not be accessed from their position.

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Investigators have said the attack was meticulously planned.

Also, the weekend before the Las Vegas bloodbath, Paddock rented a high-rise condo in a Las Vegas building that overlooked the Life is lovely alternative music festival, Sheriff Joseph Lombardo said Tuesday. She was visiting her native Philippines.

"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 terrible like this was going to happen", Marilou Danley, 62, said in a statement read by her lawyer outside Federal Bureau of Investigation headquarters in Los Angeles. The experts who viewed Paddock's computer, phone and or electronic devices did not come across an ideological motif or a bulgume pointing to a radical group.

"We can confirm that a reservation was made under the name Stephen Paddock, however authorities have not confirmed that this is the same person as the Las Vegas shooter", a spokesperson for the hotel said. Investigators are trying to trace that money.

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Ms Danley, who officials have called a "person of interest", said that Paddock had surprised her with a plane ticket to see her family just over two weeks ago. But she later feared it was a way to break up with her. "We are cooperating with the authorities on this matter".

Paddock's booking of the hotel room, first reported by TMZ, comes as investigators, trying to determine a motive for the Las Vegas shooting, have been trying to track Paddock's movements in the days before he opened fire from the Mandalay Bay casino resort on Sunday night.

In early August, Paddock booked a room at Chicago's 21-story Blackstone Hotel that overlooked the park where the Lollapalooza music festival was being held, a law enforcement official said Thursday.

Lombardo declined to reveal why he believed that Paddock had an exit planned, but said he was confident in the claim - and said that his scheme was so elaborate that he would have to be a "super hero" to pull it off alone.

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Paddock wasn't able to move into the room until Saturday, said the person, who was not authorized to speak publicly and disclosed the information to the AP on condition of anonymity.

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