Las Vegas shooter researched locations including Fenway
Oct 08 2017
"Major League Baseball and its clubs work diligently with local and federal law enforcement to implement security plans in order to protect fans at each of our ballparks".
Stephen Paddock may have considered locations in Chicago and Boston before he fired on a crowd of thousands from a hotel room in Las Vegas.
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 Boston police department released a media statement on Thursday, saying that there was no immediate security threat to the city. Officials say there was no evidence Paddock ever went to Chicago that weekend. Numerous hotels researched by Paddock offered views that were heavily obstructed and Paddock eventually gave up on the search.
Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker also says he's aware of the reports but could not discuss them because of the ongoing investigation into the mass shooting. The FBI has requested all inquiries be referred directly to them.
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.
"We just have information that he was on possible sites looking at Boston there's nothing to indicate he made it here or he ever stepped foot in Boston".
The Boston division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is in Las Vegas assisting in the investigation, working with ATF units from Los Angeles, San Francisco and Phoenix.
Paddock opened fire on a music festival in Vegas on Sunday night, killing almost 60 people and wounding hundreds more.