Las Vegas gunman booked hotel in Chicago in August

The 27-year-old who was not named described Paddock as'paranoid,'obsessive, and said he ranted about conspiracy theories including 9/11 being'an inside job

Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock reportedly booked two rooms at a hotel overlooking Lollapalooza two months before the massacre outside the Mandalay Bay Resort. "The Steve I knew two weeks ago is no longer the guy who did that thing", Eric Paddock said of his brother Thursday.

Danley, who was in the Philippines at the time of the shooting, was questioned by authorities upon her return to the United States Tuesday. The hotel offers the view of Grant Park, which overlooked Lollapalooza, the four-day music festival which drew almost 400,000 people including former President's daughter - Sasha and Malia.

Police found Paddock dead in his Mandalay Bay room and recovered a total of 42 guns from his home and hotel room.

Employees at the auto dealership told CBS that Paddock was an "educated consumer" and Danley was "extremely complimentary" of her boyfriend, adding that he had "saved her" from an abusive relationship with her former husband.

When Paddock rained bullets from a nearby hotel tower into crowds attending the outdoor Route 91 Harvest festival he left carnage in his wake.

Undersheriff Kevin McMahill said authorities had looked at Paddock's personal life, political affiliation, economic situation and any potential radicalisation but still had no credible information as to motive.

Prior committing one of the deadliest mass shootings in modern American history, Stephen Paddock exhibited symptoms of being mentally unwell.

And in August, a person named Stephen Paddock reserved a room at Chicago's Blackstone Hotel during the city's Lollapalooza music festival, said Wagstaff Worldwide, which represents the hotel. Police have now been able to match all of the cell phone chargers found in the room with multiple cell phones that Paddock had with him.

"It never occurred to me in any way whatsoever that he was planning violence against anyone", Danley said.

Police say definitively that Paddock had no connection to ISIS and that they're searching "every aspect" of the gunman's background from "birth to death" as they try to piece together what happened. The investigators are searching for the motive which turned the man into the mass murderer.



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