Las Vegas Shooter reserved hotel rooms across from Lollapalooza: Possible Target

Posted October 09, 2017

Paddock in early August made two reservations at the Blackstone hotel. A high-stakes gambler and regular at the Mandalay Bay, Paddock checked into his 32nd-floor suite on September 28, three days before his meticulously planned attack.

Chicago police say they're investigating the reports, but would not confirm them on the record.

Australian police are assisting their USA counterparts on the investigation into Las Vegas shooter's girlfriend Marilou Danley.

Investigators are trying to identify a mystery woman who had been seen with Paddock days before he carried out the Las Vegas massacre, police told NBC News.

While the website said Paddock never showed up for his booking, the report suggested a scenario that would have been similar to the Las Vegas Strip concert Sunday night. He reportedly told reservation staff that he had met his wife at Lalapalooza and that it was imperative that their room have a view of the music event. Lombardo said some victims were counted twice in the confusion following the shooting. Along with the dead, the incident injured about 500 people.

Weinreich called Danley a "super sweet lady" and said he later learned she had taken off with Paddock.

"They're going to be intermingled with the crowd".

Hotel employees at Las Vegas' Mandalay Bay resort, from where Paddock shot and killed 58 people before killing himself, said that he had specifically requested an upper-floor room with a view of the Route 91 Harvest music festival. Performing at this year's iteration of the typically star-studded festival were Lorde and Chance The Rapper, and thousands upon thousands of people attend every year.

'The Boston Regional Intelligence Center is in contact with our local and federal law enforcement partners here and in Las Vegas and continues to monitor the situation, ' the Boston Police Department said in a statement.

The official was not authorized to discuss the case publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity after being briefed on the investigation.

Mr. Moulton said the ban has to be passed by law and not through a regulation from the Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Bureau because that agency works within the laws as they're written. Additionally, investigators said that gun enthusiasts often buy in bulk.

FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe said he was surprised Paddock had provided so few clues, and that has proved challenging.

County Clark Sheriff Joe Lombardo said he believed Paddock had an exit plan, but it was so elaborate he would have had to be a "superhero" to pull it off alone.