It was reported Thursday that the attack at the Mandalay Bay might not have been the first time Paddock booked a hotel overlooking a musical event. He purchased all of his firearms legally. Lollapalooza draws hundreds of thousands of music fans every year to Grant Park.
Paddock's hotel also overlooks the main entrance and exit for the festival.
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Once they pushed past the fence at McCarran International Airport, some of them ran onto the tarmac as helicopters beamed searchlights toward people they assumed were intruders. Melissa Castruita was celebrating her 34th birthday at the Route 91 festival when Stephen Paddock opened fire.
Paddock's girlfriend, Marilou Danley, 62, was questioned by the Federal Bureau of Investigation on Wednesday and said in a statement she never had any inkling of Paddock's plans.
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A federal official said authorities are looking into the possibility Paddock planned additional attacks, including a vehicle bombing.
She said that the news of the mass shooting had led her to have an emotional breakdown.
Marilou Danley, traveling on her Australian passport, flies from the Philippines to Hong Kong.
"Was he doing pre-surveillance?" "We don't know yet, this is all conjecture at this point".
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Just in suitcases all neatly stacked against pillars, around the room, all stacked up, rifles placed all throughout. Phippen was one of 58 victims killed when Paddock opened fire from his high-rise hotel suite last Sunday.
The alleged note containing calculations can be seen on a nightstand in photos taken by investigators. Housekeepers visited the suite and did not see anything amiss, Nevada Rep. Dina Titus told CNN.
Police eventually blew open the door and found the killer dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
They are also looking at his gambling habits and checking records for any disputes he might have had with casinos or fellow patrons.
For now, items are being returned to people who were in the area in and around the VIP tent and bleacher seating east of the stage at the Route 91 Harvest festival. "The concert venue was still pretty dark". Concertgoers, confused at first, soon scatter in panic.
"I never would have thought he was capable of something like this, not him", she added. While wounded, he called dispatch and summoned officers to Paddock's location.
Investigators believe a note found in the Las Vegas shooter's hotel room contained a series of numbers that helped him calculate more precise shots. Not hearing gunfire, they move down the hall, clearing rooms along the way in case the shooter has barricaded himself. "If they don't leave us a note behind or a manifesto behind, and we're not seeing that, that's what's making this longer".
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Since Paddock had blocked stairwell doors leading to the hallway outside his room, Campos had to use the elevator to try and find the shooter who was firing on the crowd below.