Vegas Gunman Rented Chicago Hotel Room Overlooking Lollapalooza

Stephen Paddock

Stephen Paddock

Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock may have been planning to strike two months earlier at the Lollapalooza festival in Chicago.

Though it is not known if Paddock meant to target the Lollapalooza music festival, investigators are still trying to determine the motive behind the Las Vegas massacre, the worst mass shooting in modern USA history that left 58 concert goers dead and over 500 injured.

According to the report, Paddock was aggressive and said that he need a room with a view because he would be celebrating his anniversary with his wife, and the two met at Lollapalooza.

According to the NBC report, Boston police were aware of the reports and were working with federal officials. Some of those resources will be seen and some will be undercover, the official said.

"All of this craziness could have happened to me and a lot of people I know that also attended Lollapalooza", said Columbia College student Jake Eisendrath.

In addition to the Red Sox, Fenway Park regularly hosts large-scale summer concerts.

The measures will include more detail officers in the streets and tactical teams stationed in the area, according to The Globe. An explosives sweep of the ballpark will also be conducted.

At a Friday afternoon press conference, investigators said they were looking into whether he had tried to attack other similar events. In the wake of this tragedy, we gather strength from these ideals and urge everyone to come together as a community, support and love one another.

ABC News reports that there is no indication that Paddock traveled to Boston despite internet search for hotels near Fenway Park.

"You have to make an assumption that he had some help at some point", Lombardo said, describing the attack as meticulously planned. Some investigators said there should have been alerts for some of the purchases Paddock made.

The Boston Police said in a statement that there was no threat to any venue in the city, including Fenway Park. He did not wind up showing up in Chicago on those dates, however. The hotel noted that "authorities have not confirmed that this is the same person as the Las Vegas shooter" and said they were "cooperating with the authorities on this matter". It was the deadliest mass shooting in US history.

The source said investigators recovered a notepad with numbers in it "significant to the gunman" and were attempting to determine their meaning.

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