Las Vegas shooter's meticulous planning - how Stephen Paddock ordered suite upgrade

Emilio Banks
October 9, 2017

But according to a new report, the terrorist might have been targeting another show.

The shooter's girlfriend, Marilou Danley, is cooperating with authorities and has spoken to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Paddock, 64, checked into Room 32135 at the Mandalay Bay hotel on Sunday before he carried out the worst shooting in modern USA history that also injured over 500.

Because of the amount of explosive and ammunition in the vehicle, Lombardo says he believe Paddock was planning to escape from the hotel after the shooting.

The police have said she is not a suspect.

An estimated 22,000 people were attending the Route 91 Harvest festival when Paddock opened fire.

Rooms were also reserved in Paddock's name in a Las Vegas building that overlooked the Life is lovely alternative music festival a week before he attacked a country music festival late Sunday, Sheriff Joseph Lombardo of Clark County said.

He faced well over 200 rounds, said Sheriff Joseph Lombardo of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police on Wednesday.

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In the months before he carried out the deadliest mass shooting in USA history, Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock had also booked hotel rooms overlooking other outdoor concert venues, including the Lollapalooza festival in Chicago in August, which drew 400,000 music lovers, among them Malia Obama.

The unnamed "mystery hooker" was not believed by investigators to have been inside the room before or during the shootings.

Weinreich says girlfriend Marilou Danley once worked at the casino and initially got on Paddock's good side by leading him to a machine where someone had lost tens of thousands of dollars.

"I've been doing this a long time and I can't remember another homicide - and then you multiply what I'm about to say by 58 - where you don't know why", Steven B. Wolfson, the district attorney in Clark County, Nev. told the New York Times.

"You have to make an assumption that he had some help at some point", Lombardo said, describing the attack as meticulously planned. But Ms Danely told investigators she knew nothing about Paddock's plans for the attack.

Police are looking into whether Paddock hired a prostitute before the massacre.

Law enforcement sources have similarly confirmed to CNN and the Associated Press that the paper contained a series of numbers used to assist Paddock in targeting his victims.

Other reports by TheSundaySentinel

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