Las Vegas shooter reportedly researched Boston concerts

Boston downtown city skyline

Boston downtown city skyline

The response comes after NBC News, citing unnamed law enforcement officials who NBC said were briefed on the investigation, reported that the gunman, Stephen Paddock, researched possible locations in the two cities.

Law enforcement are still trying to find Paddock's motive for the shooting.

News reports multiple law enforcement officials say Stephen Paddock researched hotels in the vicinity of Fenway Park.

Paddock, who officials believe had an escape planned, fatally shot himself as a SWAT team descended on his hotel room.

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".

"That's something that obviously concerns us but right now there's no credible threat that anyone is still out there looking to do anything like that", Evans told reporters on Thursday night.

Las Vegas killer Stephen Paddock eyed Chicago, Boston as potential targets
At this point there is no evidence that Paddock ever traveled to Boston, but he did search online for hotels near Fenway. The concert, which ran from September 22 to 24, featured Chance the Rapper, Lorde and Blink 182 .

Governor Charlie Baker spoke Thursday, saying, "There is no evidence of an imminent threat that has anything to do with MA".

On Sunday, Fenway Park will be filled with Sox fans and heightened security, and it's a new reality that is getting mixed reviews. The FBI has requested all inquiries be referred directly to them.

There is no indication he ever traveled to Boston or Chicago, the officials said. 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.

The horrific mass shooting in Las Vegas resulted in 59 people killed and over 500 injured.

Paddock's potential targets also included the most recent Lollapalooza festival in Chicago, which was held August 3 to August 6 in Grant Park, the officials said.

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