According to TMZ, Paddock - the man who killed 58 people and injured almost 500 at a shooting in Las Vegas - booked two rooms at the Blackstone Hotel in Chicago during the music festival in early August that was attended by more than 400,000 people - including former first daughter Malia Obama. TMZ's sources said that Paddock allegedly requested both his rooms be a "view rooms" that face the park.
'Stephen Paddock is a man who spent decades acquiring weapons and ammo and lived a secret life, much of which will never be fully understood, ' Lombardo said.
While the website said Paddock never showed up for his booking, the report suggested a scenario that would have been similar to the Las Vegas Strip concert Sunday night. "We are aware of the media reports and have been in communication with our federal partners", chief police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi told the Tribune.
The Blackstone Hotel would not comment on Thursday morning. The Mesquite, Nevada man killed 59 people Sunday night and wounded more than 500 others at a music festival, firing high-powered rifles from his 32nd-floor room at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in what was the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history. According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Lombardo said Paddock used Airbnb to rent a room. The dates he was there corresponded with the festival, which was held September 22 to 24 and also featured Muse, Lorde and Chance the Rapper. Almost 500 others were wounded at the festival, where more than 22,000 were listening to Jason Aldean at the time of the shooting Sunday night. The massacre is one of the deadliest mass shooting events in USA history.