Stephen Paddock possibly planned attack on another music festival

Stephen Paddock possibly planned attack on another music festival

The Daily Beast cites a senior law authority source who said 64-year-old Paddock rented condos at the Ogden, which overlooks the Life Is Beautiful festival grounds in Downtown Las Vegas.

A day after the worst mass shooting in American history, reports state that gunman Stephen Paddock may have had his eyes initially set on a different concert headlined by Chance The Rapper.

Paddock, 64, carried out the deadliest mass shooting in USA 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.

"We have information that he may have attended 'Life is lovely, ' but we haven't confirmed it yet", the sheriff said. "As you know this is an ongoing investigation", Melissa Warren, public affairs officer for Fais Foley Warren, who owns The Ogden, told the Daily Beast.




At this time, it's not clear if it was a thwarted attempt to commit an earlier attack or a dry run as part of his meticulous planning for the Route 91 Harvest Festival attack.

An official also confirmed to ABC News that Mandalay Bay housekeeping was asked not to visit Paddock's room during the last leg of his stay.

The head of the festival, Justin Weninger, said in a statement, "The Life is Beautiful Festival family is devastated by the horrific events that took place on October 1 in our hometown of Las Vegas".

Las Vegas police found Paddock dead in his hotel room-due to an apparent suicide- and later recovered a whopping 23 weapons, including a handgun and multiple rifles. "Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone in our community, the victims, their families and the first responders".

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