Las Vegas shooter researched locations including Fenway

Sunday, 08 Oct, 2017

Stephen Paddock, the shooter who opened fire at a Las Vegas music festival, killing 58 people and injuring hundreds more before killing himself, researched outdoor concert locations in Boston, according to reports.

The Boston Globe, quoting anonymous sources, reported that Paddock may have scouted Fenway Park and other Boston venues before settling on Vegas.

We are aware of the media reports.

Nothing indicates he ever stepped foot in Boston, but looked at sites that indicated an interest in Fenway and the Boston Center for the Arts, the commissioner said. The FBI has requested all inquiries be referred directly to them.

Gov. Charlie Baker reiterated that there is no evidence of any threat to MA at the moment and that Las Vegas officials are the primary source of information.

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There is no evidence Paddock ever traveled to Boston.

The Red Sox said in a statement that they have been told there's now no credible threat to Fenway Park. Our sympathy is with the many victims, their families and friends in this hard time.

The safety and security of the people of Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island is our top priority and we work hand-in-hand with our law enforcement partners to share and act upon threat information as it comes to our attention.

Stephen Paddock, the 64-year-old perpetrator of the deadliest shooting in modern United States 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.

"We are aware of the media reports referencing a Boston connection to the Las Vegas mass shooting incident that occurred on Sunday, October 1, 2017", the Boston police said in a statement Thursday.