Vegas Shooter Booked Hotel Room Overlooking Lollapalooza
- Author: Theresa Obrien Oct 09, 2017,
Oct 09, 2017, 0:37
He booked a second room for an August 3 arrival.
The Blackstone, a 21-story hotel, has windows overlooking Grant Park, including the stages where bands performed at Lollapalooza.
Stephen Paddock rented a room in August at Chicago's downtown Blackstone Hotel, but never checked in. We are cooperating with the authorities on this matter.
The details came to light as investigators struggled to figure out why the 64-year-old high-stakes gambler opened fire on a crowd of 22,000 Sunday night from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel casino.
Paddock reportedly committed suicide as police attempted to enter his room.
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"There was a reservation under the name Stephen Paddock", Blackstone spokeswoman Emmy Carragher told AFP. Lombardo said some victims were counted twice in the confusion following the shooting.
After five days of scouring the life of Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock and chasing 1,000 leads, investigators confessed Friday they still don't know what drove him to mass murder, and they announced plans to put up billboards appealing for the public's help. The outlet also noted that 400,000 people, including Malia Obama, attended the event in total over four days.
Paddock, 64, carried out the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history on Sunday night when he fired shots from a room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel casino on the Las Vegas Strip.
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The gunshots stopped at 10:15pm, two minutes before the initially responding officers made their way to Paddock's floor. Authorities continue to investigate.
"We have a lot of work to do", FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe told reporters on Wednesday.
"He never said anything to me or took any action that I was aware of that I understood in any way to be a warning that something frightful like this was going to happen".
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.
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