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Gunman rented rooms at Vegas festival headlining Chance the Rapper

05 October 2017

Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock is alleged to have booked two rooms at a Chicago hotel with a view of Lollapalooza in August, according to media citing police officials.

Two months before carrying out the attack from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel, Paddock booked a pair of rooms across the street from Chicago's Grant Park, where the Lollapalooza music festival was held from August 3 to August 6, TMZ reported. Both rooms had a checkout date of August 6, when Lollapalooza ended.

The tanks are reportedly located only 1,100 feet from the concert site where Paddock killed 58 people on Sunday evening, and they have now been examined by Federal Bureau of Investigation agents as they continue to investigate the atrocity.

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.

The wealthy real estate investor opened fire Sunday from his multistory perch onto the crowd below, killing 58 people and injuring nearly 400.

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No other arrests have been made, but officials say they know he had a plan to survive the shooting and try to escape.

Further information about Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock is slowly coming out in the days since the deadly shooting Sunday.

His girlfriend, Marilou Danley, 62, said in a statement that she had no idea what he was planning or why.

The concert ran from September 22 to the 24.

Paddock killed himself before police entered the hotel room. Chance the Rapper, Blink 182, and Lorde were among those who had performed there.

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The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives recovered 47 firearms from Paddock's hotel room and two homes in Reno and Mesquite, Nevada.

Lombardo said at a news conference.

"F***. feel sick for the victims of las vegas and their families. i'm so sorry", she said.

"You have to make an assumption that he had some help at some point", Lombardo said.

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Gunman rented rooms at Vegas festival headlining Chance the Rapper