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Las Vegas gunman had booked hotel in Chicago, overlooked Lollapalooza

Las Vegas gunman had booked hotel in Chicago, overlooked Lollapalooza

According to TMZ, Stephen Paddock, the gunman in the Las Vegas massacre, booked two rooms in the Blackstone Hotel overlooking Lollapalooza.

This news comes on the heels of a report that Paddock tried to reserve a room in Downtown Las Vegas during the Life is handsome outdoor music festival. Both rooms had a checkout date of August 6, when Lollapalooza ended.

Both rooms had a checkout date of August 6, corresponding with the final day of the music festival that drew tens of thousands of concertgoers to Grant Park alongside Lake Michigan. He booked a second room August 3.

Citing senior law enforcement officials, NBC report stated there was no evidence that Paddock traveled to Boston, but he did research outdoor concerts and hotels in the area, most of which only offer an obstructed view inside the ballpark.

Further information about Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock is slowly coming out in the days since the deadly shooting Sunday. It's been attended by celebrities and even Malia Obama.

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Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker (R) also said he was aware of the reports, but echoed Boston Police, noting that "because it's an ongoing investigation, I'm not going to speak any more to it than that".

Police also say Paddock may have planned to escape the scene.

But the 21-story hotel says that no one by that name actually checked into the hotel during the festival, and authorities have not confirmed that it was the same person as the Las Vegas shooter. "The Boston Regional Intelligence Center is in contact with our local and federal law enforcement partners here and in Las Vegas and continues to monitor the situation".

Officials have said there is no credible threat to Boston.