Las Vegas shooting
The gunman responsible for the Las Vegas massacre booked a hotel room approximately 500 feet from the Lollapalooza music festival in Chicago over the summer, but "did not show," NBC News reports. The festival in Grant Park, which ran from Aug. 3-6, drew over 400,000 people, including former President Barack Obama's daughter, Malia, the New York Post notes. Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock booked a room in Chicago for Aug. 1 and another room for Aug. 3 and "specifically requested both rooms to have a sweeping view of Grant Park," the Post adds.
Paddock also explored "possible locations in Boston," law enforcement said Thursday.
On Wednesday, it was reported that Paddock also rented at least one condo in the Las Vegas residential high-rise the Ogden the weekend before he opened fire on the Route 91 Harvest Festival concert from a suite on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel. Paddock's stay at the Ogden fell during the Life is Beautiful festival — which ran Sept. 22-24 and featured Lorde and Chance the Rapper. A law enforcement official guessed that perhaps Paddock meant to fire into that concert but lost his nerve or changed his mind.