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Lollapalooza festival, airport among Las Vegas shooter's targets

Lollapalooza festival, airport among Las Vegas shooter's targets

The gunman who opened fire on concertgoers in Las Vegas Sunday booked rooms at Chicago's Blackstone Hotel during the run of Lollapalooza two months ago.

The retired accounted, Paddock booked two hotel rooms in the Chicago that overlooked the Lollapalooza music festival which held in August. Paddock reportedly "specifically requested" that both rooms overlook the music festival's main stage at Grant Park.

USA Today reports that a Chicago police official said: "We are aware of the media reports and have been in communication with our federal partners".

Chance the Rapper, Muse, and Lorde all played at the festival, which was attended by around 45,000 people.

They say Stephen Paddock rented rooms in high-rises overlooking the Lollapalooza festival in Chicago in August and over the Life is lovely festival near the Vegas Strip in September.

The police had earlier said that they would question Danley on her visit to the Philippines as they wondered if Paddock had urged her to leave the United States before he went on the rampage.

Wagstaff Worldwide said Blackstone Hotel is cooperating with authorities.

After finding materials for explosives and 1,600 rounds of ammunition in his auto, investigators are also looking into whether Paddock planned another attack.

"You've got to make the assumption he had to have some help at some point", Sheriff Lombardo said.

The website reported that Paddock never showed up for his reservation.

FBI Special Agent in Charge Aaron Rouse told reporters Wednesday the investigation, so far, hasn't given agents any sense of what inspired Paddock to perpetrate Sunday's attack.

Police said Paddock spent decades acquiring weapons while living a "secret life" and may have planned to escape the mass shooting alive.

Seven days before the assault, Paddock leased a room sitting above the three-day Life is lovely celebration in downtown Las Vegas.

Ms Danley says she had no idea Paddock planned the shooting.

In the days after the attack, it remained unclear why Paddock carried out his attack.

Meanwhile, FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe told AP on Wednesday that he was surprised that more has not been discovered about Paddock or his motives.

Danley, who was overseas for more than two weeks, said she was initially pleased when she was wired money from Paddock to buy a house for her family in the Philippines. The official was not authorized to discuss the case publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity after being briefed on the investigation.