Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock may have planned attack on Lorde concert

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However it has now emerged that the shooter's original plans may have been different, with police believing he may have planned to attack patrons of an earlier, larger music festival.

"As you know this is an on going investigation", said Melissa Warren, public affairs officer for FaisThe Life is Beautiful Festival family is devastated by the horrific events that took place on October 1 in our hometown of Las Vegas.

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As The Daily Beast reports, police are now investigating leads which indicate that the shooter may have initially planned to attack a larger music festival, which was held a week earlier.

According to The Daily Beast, an unnamed source-not directly involved with the police investigation-told the website that Paddock rented multiple condos overlooking the annual Life Is Beautiful Festival, which this year was headlined by the Chicago rapper and singer Lourde the weekend of September 23rd.

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Paddock, 64, carried out the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history on Sunday night when he fired shots from a room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel casino on the Las Vegas Strip. 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. Attendance numbers for this year have not yet been released, but 137,000 people attended last year.

At this stage, Las Vegas police are looking into this theory, with Life Is Beautiful organiser Justin Weniger telling NBC News "that investigation is ongoing" when asked about the news.

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As HelloBeautiful previously reported, 59 were pronounced dead, while hundreds were wounded after domestic terrorist Stephen Paddock shot hundreds of bullets into an outside concert in Las Vegas, Nevada near the Mandalay Bay hotel on Sunday night.

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