Saturday, 16 December, 2017

Las Vegas shooter booked hotel during Lollapalooza

Stephen PaddockFacebook Stephen PaddockFacebook
Edmund Wade | 09 October, 2017, 00:34

The bases of private aircraft companies were also close to the tanks, which sit on property owned by McCarran International Airport.

Two House members said Friday they plan on introducing a bipartisan bill to ban bump stocks.

Meanwhile, Paddock's girlfriend Marilou Danley has arrived back in the United States for questioning - releasing a statement in which she has claimed that she was "sent away" to the Philippines by Paddock to prevent her from thwarting his plans. She was visiting her native Philippines.

"I couldn't understand why an old man with no children would buy this kind of "mum" auto", she told News Corp Australia.

The hotel he stayed at, Blackstone Hotel, is right across the street from where the Lollapalooza artists took the stage at Grant Park.

Investigators believe Paddock used a device similar to a hammer to smash two windows in his room before he opened fire on the music festival crowd, shortly after a rendition of "God Bless America".

He booked a second room for an August 3 arrival. Both rooms had a checkout date of August 6, which is when Lollapalooza ended.

Lollapalooza did not respond to requests for comment. "It also overlooks the main entrance and exit where thousands of people file through".

Stephen Paddock Lollapalooza: A bird's eye view of impending carnage?Stephen Paddock Lollapalooza: Figuring out what would give him the most bang for his buck killing wish.

The victims were among 22,000 attending the Route Harvest 91 country music festival.

The festival is popular with the children of the rich and famous - including former US President Barack Obama's eldest daughter Malia.

Lollapalooza's lineup included Lorde, Muse, the Killers, Arcade Fire, Blink-182 and Chance the Rapper. We're told the hotel does not guarantee view rooms, but for some reason in the hotel computer system there's a note that guaranteed Paddock a view room.

Chicago authorities have confirmed that they are now investigating TMZ's claims.

Chicago PD spokesman Anthony Guglielmi noted, via Twitter: "We are aware of the media reports and have been in communication with our federal partners". With attendances reaching nearly 100,000 people every day, Life Is Beautiful was home to artists such as Chance The Rapper, Kaskade, Lorde, and Pretty Lights. TMZ also reported the news.

The gunman behind the mass shooting at an open-air festival in Las Vegas had reserved rooms overlooking music venues at other sites, investigators say.

"You gotta make the assumption he had help at some point", said Clark County sheriff Joseph Lombardo. However, Paddock never checked into the hotel and there is now no evidence that supports he was in Chicago around those dates. Once he found out that the hotel was completely sold out, Paddock instead rented three rooms at The Ogden.

"Was he doing pre-surveillance?" said Lombardo.

Facebook images of Marilou Danley who is being questioned as part of the investigation into the Las Vegas shooter incident. He added, however, that authorities have not completely dismissed the possibility.

According to the Las Vegas Review Journal, Paddock's bullets left holes in one of two white tanks, but they did not cause an explosion.

Recommended

  • Italy great Andrea Pirlo to retire at the age of 38

    Italy great Andrea Pirlo to retire at the age of 38

    Former AC Milan and Juventus midfielder Andrea Pirlo has made a decision to retire from playing football by the end of this year. Conte is finding things more hard in his second season at Chelsea , but Pirlo explained just how good of a coach the Italian is.
    Oakland Raiders vs Baltimore Ravens

    Oakland Raiders vs Baltimore Ravens

    However, head coach John Harbaugh has hinted that Smith will back in the lineup against the Oakland Raiders . The last time the Raiders played at the Coliseum, it turned into a homecoming party for Marshawn Lynch .
    Long day: Western beats Buffalo in septuple OT

    Long day: Western beats Buffalo in septuple OT

    The hosts tied the game 31-31 with 34 seconds remaining, but Western Michigan managed to get into position to win in regulation. By the way, in the third overtime, Buffalo fumbled, meaning all WMU needed was a field goal, but the Broncos missed that kick.
  • Miami beats Florida State with game-winning TD

    Miami beats Florida State with game-winning TD

    Storms moved in with 4 seconds left in the third quarter and the game was called after a one-hour delay with more rain on the way. Adam Choice added a rushing TD and Cannon Smith added a 13-yard touchdown catch from third-string passer Hunter Johnson.
    Las Vegas shooter had Tucson ties, father made FBI 'Most Wanted' list

    Las Vegas shooter had Tucson ties, father made FBI 'Most Wanted' list

    Why was he on the Federal Bureau of Investigation most wanted list? He was a "diagnosed psychopath" according to the agency. Around 1960, Patrick, who was then 34 years old, was accused of robbing at least three banks in Phoenix, Arizona.
    Puzzling clues emerge in Las Vegas

    Puzzling clues emerge in Las Vegas

    He said that it was hard to believe that the weapons and ammunition found in his possession were acquired by him alone. There's no evidence Paddock was radicalized at any point, McMahill insisted.
  • F1: Palmer confirms Renault F1 departure after Japanese GP

    F1: Palmer confirms Renault F1 departure after Japanese GP

    Sainz has five races left with Toro Rosso this year before making a loan switch to Renault for 2018. He has shown great personal qualities and we wish him all the best in his future career".
    Governor Christie Sends Complement of State Police Personnel to Puerto Rico

    Governor Christie Sends Complement of State Police Personnel to Puerto Rico

    Once the aid arrives on the island, Alicea said they are working with a local organization to distribute the supplies. After 17 days, over 85 percent of Puerto Ricans still have no electricity and drinking water is hard to find.
    Michigan State makes 'statement' in upset of No. 7 Michigan

    Michigan State makes 'statement' in upset of No. 7 Michigan

    The unit stifled the Spartan offense, holding Lewerke to just 94 yards through the air and 61 yards on the ground. Prior to O'Korn's first interception, Karan Higdon had just ripped off four straight runs of five yards or more .
  • Chargers at Giants: Who has the edge?

    Chargers at Giants: Who has the edge?

    Prior to Darkwa's score, the Giants got a safety when Chargers center Spencer Pulley snapped the ball before Rivers was ready. A fourth receiver went down late in the fourth quarter when Beckham had to be carted off the field with an ankle injury.
    Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot kisses Kate McKinnon in hilarious SNL sketch

    Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot kisses Kate McKinnon in hilarious SNL sketch

    She and Bryant are completely freeloaded out, yet they soon perk up when Wonder Woman tries to physically comfort them. Saturday Night Live is already getting off to a superstar start.
    Bawumia heads to gas explosion epicentre

    Bawumia heads to gas explosion epicentre

    At least six fire trucks and seven ambulances responded to the blast at the city's Atomic Junction near the University of Ghana. But he said people with "various degrees of injury" were being treated in hospital.

Heroes go 'ALL IN' in the new lively trailer for 'Justice League' Heroes go 'ALL IN' in the new lively trailer for 'Justice League' Having said all that, here is the brand spanking new trailer for Justice League released this morning at New York Comic-Con. Over the weekend, the Justice League Twitter announced there would be a trailer that debuts on Sunday, Oct. 8 at 9:00 a.m.

Qualifier between Costa Rica and Honduras postponed because of storm Qualifier between Costa Rica and Honduras postponed because of storm In Europe, Cristiano Ronaldo scored and helped Portugal win an eighth straight game - althought it still could fail to qualify. The Socceroos will be trying to advance to the next stage of the playoffs when they play Syria in Sydney on Tuesday night.

UFC 216: Tony Ferguson, Kevin Lee Discuss Interim Title Fight UFC 216: Tony Ferguson, Kevin Lee Discuss Interim Title Fight There's a lingering trilogy fight with Nate Diaz, as well as an unsettled rivalry with retired boxing champion Paulie Mallignaggi. I'm the matador, he's the bull. "If you want me to stick around, if you want me to keep doing what I'm doing, let's talk".