Ammo in the car, hotel rooms in Chicago: the latest on the Vegas shooting investigation

Investigations continue into the motives and details surrounding Stephen Paddock, the Las Vegas shooter.

On Tuesday, his girlfriend returned to the U.S. from the Philippines and told investigators she had no idea of plans for the massacre. It’s come to light that Paddock had booked hotel rooms in August in Chicago that faced the Lollapalooza music festival, though it’s still unclear for what purpose.  

It’s also now thought that Paddock wanted to create even more damage Sunday. 1,600 rounds of ammunition and explosive substances were found in the car he had left in the hotel parking lot. He had also shot at jet fuel tanks from his hotel room, though the shots did not cause a fire or explosion.

We get the latest of the last 24 hours.


Matt Pearce, national reporter for the Los Angeles Times; he tweets @mattdpearce