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December 17, 2017

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Las Vegas gunman requested the room where he opened fire

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Christopher DeVargas

The broken window from the 32nd floor of Mandalay bay, where Stephen Paddock shot at civilians attending the Route 91 Festival, is seen through palm trees, Tuesday. Oct 3, 2017.

The high-stakes gambler who opened fire on a Las Vegas music festival crowd asked for an upper-floor suite that provided a view of the concert site.

A person who has seen Mandalay Bay hotel records that have been turned over to investigators said Wednesday they show Stephen Paddock asked for the two-room suite on the 32nd floor when he checked in last Thursday. The room wasn't available until Saturday and he moved into it then and opened fire from it the next night, killing dozens and wounding hundreds.

The person was not authorized to speak publicly and disclosed the information to The Associated Press only on condition of anonymity.

The person said Paddock was given the room for free because he was a good customer who wagered tens of thousands of dollars each time he visited the casino.