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Las Vegas shooter may have had help, plan to target Lollapalooza also

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Melinda Barton | 09 October, 2017, 15:56

More info is coming to light about the movements Stephen Paddock made in the days and months leading up to his mass shooting at a country music festival in Las Vegas on Sunday night.

Authorities have received more than 1,000 leads, but there remains no clear motive for Paddock's shooting rampage from the 32nd floor of Mandalay Bay, McMahill said. "What scares me is we're lucky we haven't had this, this type of thing in Chicago", O'Neill said. "We have looked at everything, literally".

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

The officers were the first to see the body of Stephen Paddock, who had taken his own life, and an arsenal of at least 23 semi-automatic rifles - 12 of which were equipped with bump-stocks, or rapid fire devices - found inside his hotel room.

A "voluminous amount of video" from the resort has not turned up anyone that police "believe to be a suspect", McMahill said.

Paddock wired $100,000 to the Philippines, a law enforcement source said.

Eric Paddock would not reveal what investigators asked him.

Danley said that Paddock "never said anything to me, or took any action I was aware of, that I ever understood to be a warning that something awful like this was going to happen", according to the Los Angeles Times.

More details are slowly emerging about the Las Vegas shooter's history including his past as a high-stakes gambler and his relationship with his family; and now, his habit of going into senior centers and hunting for cheap food. The reserved hotel rooms overlooked the festival's main stage, entrance, and exit - not vastly different than the positioning of the Mandalay Bay suite he eventually used to attack innocent Route 91 festival goers.

Eric Paddock, brother of mass murderer Stephen Paddock, in Las Vegas. "But convention and media companies bring boxes full of equipment". He even booked a hotel room overlooking Chicago's popular Lollapolooza music festival, but never showed up. All three should be considered hard targets, she said, though not necessarily with airport-style security. They found that in early August, he booked a room at Chicago's Blackstone Hotel.

Paddock shot the unarmed Campos in the leg as he was moving toward the room outside in the hallway, The Daily Beast reported being told by Dave Hickey, president of the International Union, Security, Police and Fire Professionals of America.

Even the No. 2 official in the Federal Bureau of Investigation said Wednesday he was surprised investigators have not uncovered more about why a man with no obvious criminal record would cause so much bloodshed.