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The Las Vegas Shooter May Have Originally Planned To Attack Lollapalooza

The initial TMZ story said Paddock booked one room for August 1, two days before Lollapalooza kicked off and then booked a second room, both with checkout dates of August 6, when the festival ended. As we reported, the hotel room had clear views of all the stages and the main entrance. It was unclear if Paddock ever used the room or was in Chicago during the festival, according to the law enforcement source who was not authorized to discuss the case publicly.

TMZ first reported that Paddock booked two rooms at Chicago's Blackstone Hotel, which has a view of Lolla site at Grant Park before and during the latest festival in early August.

The Blackstone hotel, with rooms facing a downtown city park where the festival was held, said a man of the same name had a reservation there in August - just as hundreds of thousands were attending the four-day outdoor concert series, including Malia Obama, daughter of the former president.

He said that it was only logical to "make the assumption" that Paddock had "some help at some point" in pulling off Sunday's massacre, pointing to Paddock's huge arsenal, explosive materials found in his auto and his meticulous planning.

He offered no other details about what led Paddock there.

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.

Investigators are still trying to establish Paddock's motive. She told investigators that she had no clue what Paddock was planning, her attorney told reporters on Wednesday. He had no known criminal record and nearly no close friends, social media presence or other clear connections to the broader world.

"You have to make an assumption that he had some help at some point", Lombardo said, describing the attack as meticulously planned.

"There's all kinds of things that surprise us in each one of these events".

The gunman's girlfriend has also said she had no idea what he was plotting. "We have a lot of work to do". "They're going to be around the runners", Riccio said.



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