Abril 26, 2018

Vegas shooter booked hotel overlooking Lollapalooza in Chicago

06 Octubre 2017, 12:30 | Gervasio Siguenza

Las Vegas shooter may have originally targeted high-profile 'Life is Beautiful Festival'

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A total of 58 people were killed and 498 others wounded in the Sunday night massacre. He killed 58 people and injured almost 500 before taking his own life. 50 remain in critical condition.

Danley's sisters in Australia said in a TV interview that she was a "good person" who would have stopped Paddock is she had been there and if she had known about the plot. Police say Paddock also set up surveillance cameras in the hallway outside of his hotel room. He later booked another room for a stay beginning on August 3, the day the festival started.

Stephen Paddock's potential targets included the most recent Lollapalooza festival in Chicago, which was held August 3 to August 6 in Grant Park, the officials said.

The Blackstone Hotel overlooked Lollapalooza's main stage as well as its other stages.

Investigators additionally believe he also scouted Boston's Fenway Park via a Google search.

According to some reports, the shooter had a similar view over the event crowd to the one he had in Las Vegas.

Unlike the Route 91 Festival, concertgoers at Lollapalooza wouldn't have found an exit. It was held in Grant Park alongside Lake Michigan.

Lollapalooza and Life Is Beautiful featured as headliners the Chicago hip-hop star Chance the Rapper, arena rock band Muse, superstar pop singer Lorde and commercial punk band Blink-182. His renting the condo was curious because, as a high-roller, he could have easily gotten a free room at one of the casino hotels on the Vegas Strip.

Chicago authorities have confirmed that they are now investigating TMZ's claims.

The Chicago Police Department said officers were aware of the reports and were looking into them.

"Life is attractive is founded in the beliefs of community and our collective love for each other and the arts as well as making the world a more lovely and loving place", Weninger added.

Las Vegas madman Stephen Paddock researched attack locations in Chicago and Boston before settling on Sin City, according to reports published Thursday.

The first room was rented from Sept. 17 to 22, the second from Sept. 21 to 23 and the third from Sept. 24 to 28.

Paddock had initially tried to book a room at the El Cortez hotel.

While we don't know if Paddock ever checked into any of the rooms, it's clear that things could have been disastrous if he had chose to attack people at the event.

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker assured there's no imminent threat to Boston and said the Commonwealth Fusion Center is in constant contact with Las Vegas authorities, who are conducting the investigation.

Lombardo said Wednesday that more than 30 of those guns were purchased in the past 12 months, suggesting an event in his life may have triggered him to stockpile weapons. He added, however, that authorities have not completely dismissed the possibility.

Investigators have said the attack, the deadliest mass shooting in recent United States history, was meticulously planned.

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