Las Vegas shooter booked hotel in Chicago in August

Emmett Rice
October 7, 2017

"We are cooperating with the authorities on this matter".

It was unclear if Paddock ever used the rooms or was in Chicago during the festival, according to the law enforcement official, who was not authorized to discuss the case publicly. Additionally, police are also said to have stumbled upon a mention about the Fenway Park in Boston.

In addition to Paddock's bookings in Chicago, a federal law enforcement official says the gunman also expressed interest in Boston in the past several months, prompting authorities to notify local authorities there. But a source confirmed the details of TMZ's report with Chicagoist.

Chicago Police Department spokesman Anthony Guglielmi would not confirm the TMZ report about Paddock's plans in Chicago, but said the department is aware of the report.

The two rooms were booked on separate dates: first a room booked for August 1, 2 days before the festival started; the second room was booked for August 3.

The festival is popular with the children of the rich and famous - including former US President Barack Obama's eldest daughter Malia. He killed himself as police were preparing to enter his room. The retired accountant rented multiple apartments at the Ogden, a luxury tower with a view of the Life is attractive alternative music festival.

They say Stephen Paddock rented rooms in high-rises overlooking the Lollapalooza festival in Chicago in August and over the Life is lovely festival near the Vegas Strip in September. Due to these details, investigators are now looking for clues into if Paddock planned more attacks, including a auto bombing.

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Shortly after the Life is handsome festival ended, Paddock checked into a 32nd-story suite at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.

As of Thursday morning, 59 people, including Paddock, had died from the shooting with hundreds more injured.

Police recovered almost 50 firearms from three locations they searched, almost half of them from the hotel suite. Many of those answers still remain a mystery. "This is all conjecture at this point", Lombardo said.

Ms Danley said Paddock had bought her an airline ticket to visit her family and wired her money to purchase property there, leading her to worry he might be planning to break up with her.

In a statement, the Blackstone emphasized that no one by the name of Stephen Paddock actually stayed in the hotel during the Lollapalooza run.

In a press conference on Wednesday, Clark County Sheriff Lombardo was asked if he saw evidence that Paddock had planned to escape after the attack. However, officials have repeatedly said that they have so far found absolutely no links to worldwide terror groups and have cast doubt on the claim.

Paddock led such a low-key, private life that no one seemed to know him well, and those who did had no sense he was capable of the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history.

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