Two months before he opened fire on a country music concert in Las Vegas from a 32nd-floor room of a hotel and killed 58 people, Stephen Paddock booked a room at a Chicago hotel that overlooks a park where a major music festival was held that weekend, a law enforcement official said Thursday.
Chicago Police Department spokesman Anthony Guglielmi would not confirm the TMZ report about Paddock's plans in Chicago, but said the department is aware of the report.
At least 400,000 people attended Lollapalooza this year to watch acts including The Killers, Chance the rapper, Liam Gallagher and Charli XCX perform.
A week before the attack, Paddock rented a room overlooking the three-day Life is lovely festival in downtown Las Vegas.
The man behind the deadliest mass shooting in modern United States history may have considered deadly attacks at the Lollapalooza festival in Chicago and an earlier festival in Las Vegas, investigators say.
Ms Danley, who officials have called a "person of interest", said that Paddock had surprised her with a plane ticket to see her family just over two weeks ago.
Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker assured there's no imminent threat to Boston and said the Commonwealth Fusion Center is in constant contact with Las Vegas authorities, who are conducting the investigation.
Vegas shooter had no ties to terror group
Unfortunately, web surfers were learning and spreading false information about the worst mass shooting in the modern US history. Paddock reportedly killed himself as police entered the 32nd-floor hotel room he was using to shoot down on the crowd.
"I think about it from the perspective that if it happened now, how do you get out of where you are?" he said. He and Lombardo urged patience from the public, ignoring requests for conjecture regarding popular theories circulating on social media about the shooter's motivations.
FBI Special Agent in Charge Aaron Rouse told reporters Wednesday the investigation, so far, hasn't given agents any sense of what inspired Paddock to perpetrate Sunday's attack.
Police have not said anything more about the note, other than that it's being analyzed.
But he never showed for the reservation.
Investigators have zeroed in on a weapon-buying binge Paddock went on in the year before the attack. Paddock shot himself in the head as officers closed in.
Ms Danley says she had no idea Paddock planned the shooting.
Paddock wired $100,000 to the Philippines before the shooting, a federal law enforcement official, who was not authorized to comment publicly, told USA TODAY. "That's the one in this one, and we are not there yet", FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe said.
New details in the case have emerged over the last four days indicating Paddock checked into his two-room suite at Mandalay Bay on September 28.