Published: Wed, October 11, 2017
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Officials say Las Vegas shooter specifically requested corner suite on 32nd floor

Officials say Las Vegas shooter specifically requested corner suite on 32nd floor

A note found in the hotel room of the man who shot into a crowd from his perch in a Las Vegas high-rise included hand-written calculations about where he needed to aim to maximize his accuracy and kill as many people as possible.

Las Vegas police have also said Paddock booked hotel rooms near a Chance the Rapper concert in the city last month.

Newton described what it was like to enter into the Paddock's hotel room after the deadliest mass shooting in modern USA history.

Authorities say the man accused of killing 58 people and injuring nearly 500 in Las Vegas this weekend may have been targeting other music festivals.

On Monday, officers recovered 19 firearms, explosives and ammo from Paddock's home in Mesquite, Nevada, hours after discovering 23 guns in his hotel room.

The Las Vegas gunman who killed 58 people from his hotel room barricaded shut a stairwell door on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay to keep officers at bay during his rampage.

New evidence now raises the prospect that the shooter who terrorized the Route 91 Harvest Festival may have considered other targets, including the Lollapalooza music festival in Chicago's Grant Park and the Life Is Beautiful festival in downtown Las Vegas.

"Those we lost were taken before their time but their names and their stories will forever be etched into the hearts of the American people", he said.

More details are emerging about the Stephen Paddock, the man responsible for Sunday's massacre which killed at least 58 people and injured over 500.

As the investigation has produced a web of clues, police also explored some of Paddock's recent potential travels.

According to Clark County Undersheriff Kevin McMahill, investigators still remain largely in the dark in a bid to unravel the motive behind the shooters attack after running down more than 1,000 leads.

Police also say Paddock may have planned to escape the scene.

Paddock reportedly tried to buy tracer ammunition at a gun show in the Phoenix just weeks before the shooting, CNN reports.

Wednesday, the lawyer for Paddock's girlfriend said Danley had no idea Paddock was planning any violence.

"In light of these facts the most viable assessment at this point continues to be that the Las Vegas attack was a jihadi operation", the Understanding The Threat report said.

"I was grateful, but honestly, I was anxious, that first, the unexpected trip home, and then the money, was a way of breaking up with me", Danley said.

Trump praised first responders, who said they were able to respond so quickly to the attack because of a new emergency program they had trained in and tested for years.

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