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Published: Wed, October 11, 2017
Economy | By Melissa Porter

Las Vegas gunman reportedly researched hotels around Fenway Park

Las Vegas gunman reportedly researched hotels around Fenway Park

The investigation into the Las Vegas gunman, Stephen Paddock, turned up evidence that he researched venues in Boston.

The Red Sox said they were aware of the reports, but that all inquiries should be directed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He also researched hotels around Boston's Fenway Park, a senior law enforcement official with direct knowledge of the matter told NBC News.

"We are aware of the media reports and are in contact with our local and federal law enforcement partners here and in Las Vegas", Boston police said in a statement. He did not, however, travel to Chicago nor did he book a hotel room near Fenway Park. However, Gov. Charlie Baker issued a statement (via NECN.com) saying, "We and many others are fully plugged in on that investigation, and there is no imminent threat to anything in MA".

Police said there is "currently no known threat to the Metro Boston Homeland Security Region related to this incident". Among the thousands of people who attended the festival was Malia Obama, daughter of former President Barack Obama. Chicago's Lollapalooza music festival was also a potential target.

"We'll have some assets on some rooftops up here and you know, there's no threat, but given what happened in Las Vegas, I think people will feel better seeing some security", Evans said.

Poll: Should "bump stocks" be banned? Paddock, 64, went as far as booking a room in a Chicago hotel but did not show up, the officials said. His motive is unclear.

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