Gunman May Have Planned to Attack Chance the Rapper Concert
Additional details have surfaced about Stephen Paddock, the gunman who committed a tragic and deadly mass shooting Sunday night in Las Vegas. According to reports, Paddock may have had his eyes set on a different Las Vegas music festival.
A law-enforcement source says that he had rented condos overlooking the Life Is Beautiful festival, which took place in Las Vegas in late September.
The annual festival was headlined this year by Chance the Rapper and Lorde.
Reportedly, just days after the Life Is Beautiful festival, Paddock checked into a room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. Three days later, he shot into a crowd of about 22,000 concertgoers during the performance of the Route 91 Harvest festival’s headliner, Jason Aldean. His mass shooting spree reportedly killed 59 people and more than 520 others injured. His motive remains unclear.