Paddock had rented room during previous festival

Paddock had rented room during previous festival

Paddock had rented room during previous festival

A man named Stephen Paddock reserved a room at the Blackstone Hotel, in Chicago, at the same time as the Lollapalooza music festival was taking pace in the IL city.

Stephen Paddock, 64, turned a gun on himself on Sunday after firing hundreds of bullets into the crowd gathered for the final night of the Route 91 Harvest music festival, killing almost 60 people and wounding hundreds.

After paying for his girlfriend's trip to visit family in the Philippines, Paddock appears to have been in downtown Las Vegas from September 14 to 28, according to records reviewed by representatives of the El Cortez Hotel and Casino, who spoke to the Los Angeles Times on condition of anonymity.

"We are aware of the media reports", the statement said.

"As you saw earlier this week the city conducts extensive public safety planning and training around major events, in close coordination with our law enforcement partners, to ensure public safety", the statement read.

In a news conference Wednesday night, Lombardo also updated the death toll to 58, down from 59. he also said around 489 people were injured, and of that, over 300 have already been discharged from hospital.

Paddock booked 2 rooms at the Blackstone Hotel, one on August 1 and another on August 3.

The room, which goes for $590 a night, was given to Paddock for free because he was a good customer who wagered tens of thousands of dollars each time he visited the casino, the person said.

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Although investigators believe the digital and physical trail Paddock has left in his wake is crucial to resolving his motive for the attack, the official cautioned that the information recovered - including his interests in locations beyond Las Vegas - have so far not led authorities to any firm conclusions.

A former executive casino host at the Atlantis Casino Resort and Spa in Reno, Nevada, where Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock frequently gambled, says Paddock had a "god complex" and expected quick service no matter how busy employees were. Representatives said Paddock won about $300.

ABC News and NBC News also report Paddock may have scouted sites in Boston.

Las Vegas lunatic Stephen Paddock looked into assault areas in Chicago and Boston before settling on Sin City, as per reports distributed Thursday.

Police were reviewing video shot at the high-rise to check Paddock's movements.

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 made a decision to attack people at the event.

Lollapalooza is a yearly concert festival that takes place in Chicago. "That's the one in this one, and we are not there yet", FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe said. Some behavioral experts have wondered whether the 64-year-old Paddock suffered from some kind of brain abnormality or had a terminal illness that prompted him to lash out.

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