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Family handout of Stephen Paddock

TMZ has since reported that Paddock was determined to secure a room with a view of the stage, and strong-armed hotel staff into guaranteeing him rooms with a view though it is against hotel policy.

USA Today and the gossip site TMZ specifically reported that he reserved two rooms "facing" and "overlooking" the music festival, respectively, during its scheduled dates, though it's not known that he ever checked into the rooms or even traveled to Chicago.

The details came to light as investigators struggled to figure out why the high-stakes gambler opened fire on a crowd of 22,000 Sunday night from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel casino.

"We are aware of the media reports and have been in communication with our federal partners", Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said in a statement.

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Paddock bought 1,000 rounds of the.308-caliber and.223-caliber tracer ammunition from a private buyer he met at a Phoenix gun show, a law enforcement official not authorized to comment on the investigation said on condition of anonymity. We're told the hotel does not guarantee view rooms, but for some reason in the hotel computer system there's a note that guaranteed Paddock a view room.

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. She was visiting her native Philippines.

"Anybody that wants to get them is probably just anxious that they're going to be banned", store owner Kellie Weeks told the outlet.

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Tragedy can strike anywhere and we are just so grateful it wasn't at a festival with an estimated 400,000 people.

Monday: Investigators say they have located the suspect's girlfriend and say that she is overseas and is no longer a person of interest.

The manager agreed, noting on Paddock's reservation that he should be placed in a room overlooking the park.

Lombardo said he didn't know what Paddock intended with the explosives and wouldn't elaborate on getaway plans.

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Investigators trying to establish the motive for the attack have had little more to chase than hints and shadows.

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