The Las Vegas Shooter Reportedly Searched For Hotels Near Fenway Park

Posted October 08, 2017

A total of 58, excluding Paddock, were killed and almost 500 people were injured in the shooting.

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".

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Boston's police commissioner says he will contact federal investigators about a report that the Las Vegas shooter researched locations in Boston. Earlier in the summer, Paddock booked hotel rooms overlooking other festivals in Las Vegas and Chicago.

Now, officials are looking into reports that Paddock also researched locations in Boston including Fenway Park and the Boston Center for Performing Arts. Paddock, 64, went as far as booking a room in a Chicago hotel but did not show up, the officials said.

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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. Malia Obama, daughter of former President Barack Obama, was among the thousands of spectators at the Lollapalooza festival. Most hotels in the area, however, have an obstructed view of Fenway - or no view at all.

You can view a full report on NBC News' story here.

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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. "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". Each game will draw between 35,000 and 50,000 people.