Country Festival May Not Have Been Las Vegas Gunman's Initial Target

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64-year-old Paddock may have scoped out the three-day Life is lovely festival held September 22-24 from multiple rooms at The Ogden, a 21-story tower overlooking festival grounds in downtown Las Vegas.

Paddock "rented multiple condos overlooking the annual Life Is Beautiful Festival, which this year was headlined by Lorde and Chance the Rapper", Daily Beast reported, adding that it was possible that Paddock had "lost his nerve".

They apparently suggested Paddock may have lost his nerve at the earlier festival, and instead turned his attention to the Route 91 Harvest Festival, where he undertook the most deadly mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

The "Life is Beautiful" festival "was held in Las Vegas just over a week ago" and "had a line-up including Blink-182, Chance the Rapper and Lorde".

A crowd watches Cage The Elephant perform on during day two of the Life Is Beautiful festival in Las Vegas on on September 23, 2017. Warren is the public affairs officer for Fais Foley Warren, owner of The Ogden.

At around 10pm local time Sunday night, 64-year-old Stephen Paddock began to open fire on attendees of the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival in Las Vegas.

An image from the video showing one of Stephen Paddock's weapons inside his hotel room.

A spokeswoman for The Ogden building and Life Is Beautiful organiser Justin Weniger both declined to answer questions, telling NBC News, "This investigation is ongoing". However, in a new report from the Daily Beast, they say that he may have been plotting to attack a festival only a week prior. "Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone in our community, the victims, their families and the first responders".

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