Vegas shooter had booked hotel room overlooking Chicago Lollapalooza, reports say


Two months later, Paddock rented a room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort, and opened fire on a country music festival on the Las Vegas Strip, killing 58 people and wounding hundreds more. The rooms in Paddock's name both looked down on the main stage and surrounding areas of Grant Park.

The Chicago Police Department says it is aware of the reports of a Stephen Paddock booking a room at the hotel, and the department has been in communication with federal agencies.

Paddock specifically requested both rooms at the Blackstone Hotel be a "view room" facing the park where the annual outdoor concert is held, according to unnamed sources.

The lineup for the festival included the artists Lorde, Chance the Rapper, and Arcade Fire.

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Among the 400,000 people who packed the venue in the Windy City was Malia Obama, 19, the former president's and Michelle Obama's oldest daughter.

Paddock, who lived in Mesquite, Nevada, fired on the crowd of 22,000 for about 10 minutes, and killed himself as police closed in on him, authorities have said. But investigators have been frustrated to find that he lived a "secret life", Lombardo said, "much of which will never be fully understood". He was found dead by police in his hotel room. Law renforcement sources said escaping a shooting would have been very hard because of the park's proximity to the river. "You've got to make the assumption he had to have some help at some point", said Las Vegas Sheriff Joseph Lombardo at a Wednesday press conference.

As of Thursday, a US official says investigators are looking into the possibility that Paddock planned more attacks, including a vehicle bombing. "That's the one in this one, and we are not there yet", FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe said. After buying a plane ticket for Danley to the Philippines, Paddock wired $100,000 to her just a week before his murderous rampage.