The gunman who killed 58 people and injured hundreds more in a mass shooting in Las Vegas had rented another room in the city on the weekend of a different music festival, according to authorities.
Stephen Paddock rented a room through Airbnb at the Ogden hotel in downtown Las Vegas over the weekend of September 22 to 24, Sheriff Joseph Lombardo told reporters.
The “reasons that ran through Paddock’s mind are unknown but it was directly at the same time as Life is Beautiful,” a festival featuring acts including Lorde, Blink-182 and Muse, Lombardo said.
He added that video had been recovered from the hotel to review Paddock’s actions while he was there.
Lombardo said Paddock fired hundreds of rounds for a full 10 minutes from his suite on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel on Sunday (October 1) before turning a weapon on himself.
Paddock’s girlfriend said she had no idea about what he was plotting.
Marilou Danley arrived back in the US on Tuesday. Her partner Stephen Paddock, who carried out the attack, paid for her to go to the Philippines to see her family and also wired her 85,000 euros while she was there.