The Las Vegas Shooter Reportedly Searched For Hotels Near Fenway Park

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Law enforcement officials told NEWS CENTER partner USA Today that Paddock booked rooms in a Chicago hotel facing the Lollapalooza music festival in August.

According to NBC, The city of Boston was a potential target for the Las Vegas shooter. Per NBC, police and Boston officials don't think Paddock booked a room near Fenway.

The gunman who fired on a crowd from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas scouted locations in Boston and Chicago, according to a report from NBC News. The official, who was not authorized to speak publicly, said it was unclear whether Paddock was ever in the city or when he conducted the Internet searches. Numerous hotels researched by Paddock offered views that were heavily obstructed and Paddock eventually gave up on the search.

Boston and the Red Sox are increasing the security at Fenway Park due to reports that have surfaced linking the Las Vegas shooter, Stephen Paddock, to Fenway.

The FBI Boston Division said there is no information to indicate any additional threat, and "Any possible nexus to Boston discovered during the ongoing investigation has and will be immediately briefed to the Boston Police Department, and other affected law enforcement agencies".

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The Red Sox said in a statement that they have been told there's now no credible threat to Fenway Park.

Gov. Charlie Baker said there is no evidence of an imminent threat that has anything to do with the Commonwealth, and deferred to authorities in Vegas.

Las Vegas shooting suspect Stephen Paddock may have been considering attacks in both Chicago and Boston.

Paddock ultimately chose the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas and the Route 91 Harvest festival as the place to carry out his rampage, which killed 58 people and injured more than 500.

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