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    Las Vegas Metro Police and medical workers stage in the intersection of Tropicana Avenue and Las Vegas Boulevard South after a mass shooting at a music festival on the Las Vegas Strip in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. October 1, 2017

    Las Vegas Shooter Reported to Have Eyed Locations in Boston, Chicago

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    The gunman responsible for the deadliest shooting in US history that happened in Las Vegas on Sunday night also researched locations in Boston and Chicago, US media reported citing senior law enforcement officials on Thursday.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Chicago police are looking at whether 64-year-old Stephen Paddock booked a hotel room overlooking the Lollapalooza music festival which was held in early August, NBC News reported. No evidence has been found yet that the shooter booked accommodation or traveled to Boston.

    Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo said on Wednesday that Paddock rented a room at the Ogden hotel overlooking an alternative music festival held in Las Vegas in late September.

    Paddock has opened fire on a country music festival from his room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, killing 59 people and injuring more than 500 others.

    Paddock killed himself before police entered the hotel room.

    Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock. (File)
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    Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock. (File)
    Days after the shooting, Marilou Danley, Paddock's girlfriend, returned from the Philippines to the US for questioning by police. It was reported that Paddock had wired her $100,000 USD while she was out of the country before the massacre.

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