Las Vegas gunman booked rooms 2 months ago in Chicago overlooking Lollapalooza Festival where Malia attended.


Stephen Paddock, 64, had booked two rooms at the Blackstone Hotel in Chicago, across the street from Grant Park where the Lollapalooza festival has been held since 2005.

Both rooms overlooked the festival area, and Paddock would have had a similar view of the crowd as he had in Las Vegas during the Route 91 Harvest country music festival on Sunday when he slaughtered 58 people and injured 489.

Among the 400,000 attendees at this year's Lollapalooza was former President Barack Obama's oldest daughter Malia, and acts on stage included The Killers, Chance the Rapper, Muse and Lorde.

Still not knowing the intent of this massacre, the different bookings of hotels suggests he either wasn't sure which event he wanted to ruin or it was some sort of ploy to throw off anyone suspecting.

Apparently he had originally hoped to survive his shooting and flee justice - and likely had an accomplice, it has emerged.

It apears had planned to escape the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel after firing on the Route 91 Harvest country music festival, Las Vegas Sheriff Joseph Lombardo stated in a press conference Wednesday.

Lombardo declined to reveal why he believed that Paddock had an exit planned, but said he was confident in the claim - and said that his scheme was so elaborate that he would have had to be a 'super hero' to pull it off alone.