Mass shooting suspect may have planned attack during Life is handsome festival

Police are investigating whether Stephen Paddock rented several condo units at a luxury high-rise overlooking a larger music festival the weekend before he opened fire on attendees of the Route 91 Harvest Festival from Mandalay Bay, a source in law enforcement told NBC News.

According to a report by TMZ, a screengrab of the reservations at the Blackstone Hotel in Chicago showed Paddock booked two rooms during the same dates of the festival.

The report states Stephen Paddock had booked two rooms at the Blackstone Hotel on Michigan Avenue, one for August 1 - two days before the annual music festival began - and another for August 3, which was opening day. That festival attracts hundreds of thousands of people to the downtown Chicago park, which is framed by tall buildings.

The source said it was a breach in hotel security with staff required to check on rooms with the sign up for more than 24 hours.

Not knowing the extent of their risk, they worked slowly and methodically before breaching the door to Paddock's suite at 11:20 p.m., 65 minutes after the shooting had stopped, he said.

ABC News has learned from an official briefed on the investigation that authorities are looking into Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock's alleged effort to get a hotel room overlooking the "Life is Beautiful" concert. Lombardo said that it wasn't immediately known if Paddock had planned an attack on that event.

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Investigators analyzing Paddock's computer, cellphone and other electronic devices have found no obvious ideological motive, no clear connection to extremists or activist groups or outward display of mental illness. Her lawyer, Matt Lombard, said his client was co-operating fully with authorities. He says the department will increase the number of undercover officers working Monday night when the Bears play at Soldier Field and next week when the Cubs return to Wrigley Field for the National League playoffs.

On Wednesday, FBI agents trying to understand his state of mind questioned his girlfriend, 62-year-old Marilou Danley, who was out of the country during the attack.

They said, "We haven't been able to determine if there has been anybody else in the room besides him".

Ms Danley said Paddock had bought her an airline ticket to visit her family and wired her money to purchase property there, leading her to worry he might be planning to break up with her.

The FBI's Aaron Rouse said they were aware Paddock was gambling before the shooting.

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