Stephen Paddock, staged the bloodiest shootings in recent US history from the hotel window in Las Vegas, had planned attacks in other cities. NBCNews reports that the Paddock was looking for a hotel room near the baseball stadium Fenway Park in Boston, and booked a room “with view” in Chicago during the Lollapalooza music festival in August. In Chicago he did not come.
The website TMZ published a picture of the computer screen of the hotel Blackstone Hotel located next to Grant Park. In this Park there is a music festival Lollapalooza, which is annually visited by about 400 thousand people. The hotel gives a good view from a height, and Paddock indicated this point in the requirements room.
The publication notes that the Grant Park located on the banks of the river, so in the case of firing “because it difficult or impossible to escape”, quoted by RIA “Novosti”. One of the visitors Lollapalooza-2017 was the daughter of the former President Barack Obama Malia.
In addition to Chicago, the Paddock could consider the possibility of a terrorist attack during the baseball game. NBC reports that he was looking for rooms in hotels near Fenway Park – one of the most famous baseball stadiums in the US, where the team plays “Boston Red Sox”. In October, Major League baseball matches begin the playoffs, and the stadium would be filled with spectators. The stadium can accommodate more than 37 million viewers.
However, NBC indicates that most of the surrounding hotels overview to the stands in Fenway Park is limited or not at all. However, Commissioner, Boston police Department William Evans insisted during the games at the end of this week at the stadium and around him was on duty additional police outfits.
Furthermore, it is known that in September the Paddock rented a room in a condominium Ogden in Las Vegas, which had a view of the bigger music festival Life is Beautiful (Life is beautiful), where she performed the Gorillaz, new Zealand singer Lorde, hip-hop artist Chance the Rapper and other artists.
Late in the evening of 1 October (2 October in the morning Moscow time) during a concert at the festival, country-music Route 91 Harvest in Las Vegas, a 64-year-old Steven Paddock started indiscriminate firing. Retired within 10 minutes shot the visitors of the festival from my room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel. Victims of the shooter, according to the latest information, steel 58 people, more than 500 were injured. The paddock had committed suicide before the arrival of the guards.
On the eve of the information appeared that the Paddock was hoping to escape from the scene of the massacre, but he could not prevent the security guard of the hotel.