Was Life Is Beautiful Festival the Las Vegas Shooter's Original Target?

Huge crowds attended Life is Beautiful

That's according to a source quoted by United States publication The Daily Beast, who says he rented condos above the Life Is Beautiful festival in downtown Las Vegas the previous weekend.

The Life Is Beautiful festival this year featured the likes of Blink-182, Muse, Gorillaz, Lorde, and Aussie acts such as Hayden James and Middle Kids.

U.S. 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 news site visited the Ogden, a 21-story luxury condominium tower, and stated that it was "in line of sight to the concert-grounds". Even so, DB'ssource suggests that Paddock may have lost his nerve to hit the previous concert or simply changed his plans at the last minute. 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.




"We have information that he may have attended 'Life is lovely, ' but we haven't confirmed it yet", the sheriff said.

Lorde on Monday posted a tweet expressing her sympathy to the victims of the Las Vegas shooting. I have to tell you, I had an eerie feeling that night. "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.

Police say Paddock gunned down 58 people from a perch high up in Las Vegas' Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino Sunday night, which is now the deadliest shooting in modern US history. That festival ran from September 22 to September 24, just days before the October 1 attack on the Route 91 Harvest festival.

Sources said the rooms Paddock requested were not available.

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