Las Vegas Gunman May Have Eyed Lollapalooza as Target

Vegas killer booked two rooms overlooking Lollapalooza this summer

A law enforcement official says Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock booked a room at Chicago's downtown Blackstone Hotel in August.

Nor is it clear if he made it to Chicago, where he reportedly booked two hotel rooms during the popular Lollapalooza festival in August.

The Chicago Police Department said in a statement that it was aware of the TMZ report about the Blackstone booking.

Investigators are trying to identify a mystery woman who had been seen with Paddock days before he carried out the Las Vegas massacre, police told NBC News.

TMZ wrote that Paddock, who had asked for a room with a view, would have had a bird's-eye view of all of the Lollapalooza stages and main entrance from the 20th floor.

Lombardo said Paddock had 1,600 rounds of ammunition in his auto, along with fertilizer that can be used to make explosives and 50 pounds of Tannerite, an explosive substance.

The venue attracts almost 100,000 people per day and has musical acts with huge names such as Chance the Rapper, Blink 182 and The Killers. She was visiting her native Philippines. Malia Obama was attended this year's festival.

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That said, authorities indicated the scouting of large size venues housing captive large audiences suggested Paddock's intent to kill, as opposed to his particular disdain for any particular sect or class of individual.

To the Texas brokers who met him in 2004, Stephen Paddock was an unremarkable man looking to buy an unremarkable property near Dallas, hardly distinguishable from other casually dressed Californians who flocked to the area to make investments.

Boston's police commissioner says he will contact federal investigators about a report that the Las Vegas shooter researched locations in Boston.

According to some reports, the shooter had a similar view over the event crowd to the one he had in Las Vegas. "That's the one in this one, and we are not there yet", FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe said.

Australia's foreign affairs department said Friday it is aware she is "a person of interest" and described her case as "a matter for US law enforcement".

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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