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Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock may have planned attack on Lorde concert

05 October 2017

Just about a week ago, Chance performed at the "Life Is Beautiful" festival, which ran September 22-25.

The shooter had earlier rented two rooms on the 32nd floor of the nearby Mandalay Bay hotel and casino, which overlooked the country music festival, firing on civilians from this location. The Daily Beast contacted the Ogden, a 21-story condominium with a line of sight to the concert grounds.

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On Monday, the world was rocked by the news of a shooting in Las Vegas that has, at the time of writing, left 59 people dead (including the perpetrator), and a further 530 injured.

At a press conference Tuesday afternoon, Las Vegas Sheriff Joe Lombardo said he could not confirm whether Paddock had eyed the Life is attractive gathering. "As you know this is an ongoing investigation", Melissa Warren, public affairs officer for Fais Foley Warren, who owns The Ogden, told the Daily Beast. From there, he open-fired into the unsuspecting crowd at the Route 91 Harvest Festival wherer country star, Jason Aldean headlined.

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Life is lovely organizer Justin Weniger declined NBC's request for comment, saying the investigation was ongoing.

Local and national outlets alike shared in their reports that Paddock's Mandalay Bay suite was stocked with 23 high-powered weapons and cameras throughout to monitor police activity. An undisclosed source suggests to The Daily Beast that Paddock "may have lost his nerve or simply changed his plans" before he attacked Route 91 the following weekend, the Daily Beast reported. "Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone in our community, the victims, their families and the first responders".

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Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock may have planned attack on Lorde concert