Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock may have been planning Boston attack

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.

The hotel overlooks Grant Park where the Lollapalooza festival is held each year.

Recently, Fenway hosted a number of big concerts including Lady Gaga and Billy Joel. It was unclear if Paddock ever used the rooms or was in Chicago during the festival, according to the law enforcement official, who was not authorized to discuss the case publicly.

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

For the postseason, Boston Police Department tactical teams will be stationed inside Fenway and the surrounding perimeter, and additional police detail officers will be on site, including undercover plain clothes officers monitoring the crowds, the team said Friday.

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

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"We have a lot of work to do", FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe told reporters on Wednesday.

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.

It became clear pretty quickly that the shooter, Stephen Paddock, had put significant planning into the attack.

"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.

Paddock killed 58 people and wounded hundreds when he opened fire on the Route 91 Harvest Festival, a country music festival on the Las Vegas Strip, from his suite on the 32nd floor of the nearby Mandalay Bay Hotel.

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