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Vegas shooter may have scouted Fenway Park as possible target

Vegas shooter may have scouted Fenway Park as possible target”

And with a full lineup of upcoming concerts and sports games at local venues, including Bruno Mars tomorrow and Sunday at the TD Garden, officials yesterday sought to reassure people that security would be up to the task, particularly in the wake of new reports that the gunman behind the worst mass shooting in USA history came close to striking Fenway Park, researching nearby hotels, most of which offered only blocked views inside the ballpark.

"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 Red Sox said in a statement.

Few, if any hotels, in Kenmore Square and the Fenway neighborhoods have unobstructed views into the ballpark, and NBC News, citing law enforcement officials, said there was no evidence that Paddock had traveled at any time to Boston. "The BPD has and will continue to take proper security measures to protect all public venues and gatherings in the city".

He ultimately settled on the Mandalay Bay Casino Resort across the street from the Route 91 Harvest country music festival held last week.

"The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department along with the Federal Bureau of Investigation has been investigating the attack in Las Vegas and we are following the evidence in search of the facts".

Law enforcement investigators have found 47 firearms that belonged to Paddock, a dozen of which were converted to mimic fully automatic weapons. Without commenting on specific evidence, we understand information may come to light that we are pursuing to determine its relevance.

"We have no information to indicate any additional threat. 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".

"Rest assured, the FBI Boston Division is postured to assist this investigation in any way that's necessary".

Speaking to reporters Thursday, Baker said the state has been in "constant contact" with federal law enforcement partners and he's "aware of the media reports, but because it's an ongoing investigation I am not going to speak any more to it than that".

Eyewitness News is working the story and will provide updates as soon as we learn them.



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