A senior law enforcement source whom Daily Beast did not identify told the publication that Paddock, 64, of Mesquite, Nevada, "might have originally targeted another Las Vegas music festival held the previous weekend". The Life is Beautiful Music Festival took place from September 22nd to the 24th and featured performers such as Chance The Rapper, Lorde, Gorillaz, Muse, Blink-182, and more.
While hundreds are still reeling from the aftermath of this Sunday's attack at Route 91 Harvest in Las Vegas, it has come to light that the shooter might have been targeting another Las Vegas festival the week prior, Life Is Beautiful. 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.More news: All Flights Canceled as UK's Monarch Air Placed Under Administration
"We have information that he may have attended 'Life is lovely, ' but we haven't confirmed it yet", the sheriff said.
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. I suggest you contact Metro [police]. Warren is the public affairs officer for Fais Foley Warren, owner of The Ogden.More news: Vijay Mallya arrested in London for money laundering, gets bail
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.
"That investigation is ongoing", Life is lovely organizer Justin Weniger told NBC News, referring inquiries to the Las Vegas police.More news: Why this Yankee playoff legend can foresee big playoff run in Bronx
With new information being revealed daily, we continue to keep the victims and the families of those affected in our prayers and thoughts.