Las Vegas Shooter Searched For Hotels Near Fenway Park

Erica Murray
October 8, 2017

Stephen Paddock, the 64-year-old perpetrator of the deadliest shooting in modern USA history, may have considered other targets in Chicago, Las Vegas, and Boston before he ultimately carried out his attack in Las Vegas on Sunday night that left 58 people dead and more than 500 injured.

Boston police say the investigation into the Las Vegas gunman turned up evidence that referenced venues in Boston, including Fenway Park.

Boston police told NBC News on Thursday they were aware that Paddock had scouted out the city.

Per a press release, "As part of the standard entry screening process in place for all Fenway Park events, fans entering the ballpark will be screened using walkthrough metal detectors, and all bags will be checked by trained security staff".

News: Stephen Paddock searched for hotels near Fenway Park in Boston, senior official says.

In addition to the Red Sox, Fenway Park regularly hosts large-scale summer concerts.

We are aware of the media reports. While there is now no credible threat to Fenway Park according to public safety agencies, the Red Sox have been working with city, state, and federal officials on increased security measures for postseason games at Fenway Park.

Paddock booked a room in The Blackstone Hotel across from Grant Park, where Lollapalooza was held, during the first week of the festival, and he rented a room at The Ogden, a luxury high-rise with a line of sight to the Life Is Beautiful concert grounds near the Las Vegas Strip. Malia Obama, daughter of former President Barack Obama, was among the thousands of spectators at the Lollapalooza festival.

Officials have said there is no credible threat to Boston.

Sheriff Joseph Lombardo said Wednesday that authorities are investigating whether or not Paddock had accomplices in Sunday's massacre that left 59 people dead and more than 500 injured.

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