Gunman may have planned attack at Lorde concert

Lorde concert early US target: reports

United States website The Daily Beast is reporting gunman Stephen Paddock rented rooms overlooking the Life Is Beautiful Festival, quoting a senior law enforcement source briefed on the investigation. The Ogden is a 21-story luxury condominium tower which overlooked the concert grounds leading to the stage with Chance, Wiz Khalifa and other acts on the lineup. But a week later, he rented two rooms at the Mandalay Bay and opened fire on the Route 91 Harvest festival 32 floors below, killing 59 people and injuring hundreds more.

This year's festival took place in downtown Las Vegas between September 22nd-24th and featured performances from the likes of Gorillaz, Lorde, Chance the Rapper, Muse, The xx, and more. The festival is not directly involved in the investigation but they have been briefed on its progress. I suggest you contact Metro [police]. "As you know this is an ongoing investigation".

Las Vegas Sheriff Joe Lombardo didn't confirm during Tuesday's news conference whether Paddock had targeted the "Life Is Beautiful" festival, according to NBC News.

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Police found nearly two dozen guns in Paddock's hotel room and another 19 in his home in a retirement community in Mesquite, Nevada.

At this time, it's not clear if it was a thwarted attempt to commit an earlier attack or a dry run as part of his meticulous planning for the Route 91 Harvest Festival attack.

The spokesperson for The Ogden told ABC News declined to answer questions and told ABC News to talk to Las Vegas police. "Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone in our community, the victims, their families and the first responders".

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