Las Vegas gunman booked hotel overlooking Lollapalooza

Las Vegas gunman booked hotel overlooking Lollapalooza

"We are aware of the media reports and have been in communication with our federal partners", Chicago Police Spokesperson Anthony Guglielmi wrote in a statement.

This news comes on the heels of a report that Paddock tried to reserve a room in Downtown Las Vegas during the Life is lovely outdoor music festival.

According to Las Vegas officials, 22,000 people were in attendance at the Route 91 Harvest festival in Las Vegas when Paddock allegedly began firing into the crowd from his 32nd floor hotel room in the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino, hundreds of yards away.

He booked a second room for an August 3 arrival. Paddock specifically requested rooms be a "view room" overlooking Grant Park, which is where the annual concert is held. Both rooms had a checkout date of August 6, when Lollapalooza ended.

Among the 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.

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Boston Police acknowledged the reports Thursday, but would not comment on the investigation other than to say state officials have been in contact with authorities in Las Vegas.

This report comes as other information indicates that Paddock might have also booked rooms overlooking another major music festival in Vegas in September, Life Is Beautiful, which attracts about 50,000 people to downtown Vegas.

After the frightful massacre at a Las Vegas music festival on Sunday night that killed 58 and injured hundreds more, concerns emerged immediately about other sites that could be vulnerable to a similar attack.

TMZ says Paddock, 64, never showed up for his bookings at the hotel.

Matt Finn is a Fox News correspondent based in the Chicago bureau.

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