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

Las Vegas shooter may have originally targeted high-profile 'Life is Beautiful Festival'

After the frightful massacre at a Las Vegas music festival on Sunday night that killed 58 and wounded hundreds more, concerns emerged immediately about other sites that could be vulnerable to a similar attack.

Paddock rained bullets down on festivalgoers from a nearby hotel building, killing 58 and injuring hundreds more.

He booked a second room for an August 3 arrival.

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FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, speaking at a cybersecurity forum in Boston, said investigators are busy "reconstructing the life, the behaviour, the pattern of activity of this individual and anyone and everyone who may have crossed his path in the days and the weeks leading up to this horrific event".

This news comes on the heels of a report that Paddock tried to reserve a room in Downtown Las Vegas during the Life is handsome outdoor music festival.

Lombardo told a press conference "anything that would indicate this individual's trigger point and that would cause him to do such harm, we haven't understood it yet".

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At this time, it's not clear if it was a thwarted attempt to commit an earlier attack or a dry run as part of his meticulous planning for the Route 91 Harvest Festival attack.

The No. 2 official in the Federal Bureau of Investigation said Wednesday he was surprised investigators had not uncovered more.

In a statement released by her Los Angeles lawyer, she said she had no warning about his plans and pledged to cooperate with investigators. He says investigators have recovered items and video from the hotel.

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His motive remains unclear. She was visiting her native Philippines. "That's the one in this one, and we are not there yet", FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe said. Officials said 12 of the rifles there were fitted with bump stocks, allowing the guns to be fired nearly as though they were automatic weapons. But she later feared it was a way to break up with her.

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