Las Vegas shooter researched hotels near Fenway Park, report says

Stephen Paddock Las Vegas shooting suspect in his younger days

Boston law enforcement said it's aware of the reports but deferred to Las Vegas police when it pertained to further information on the investigation.

The gunman who opened fire on thousands of concertgoers in Las Vegas late Sunday night had booked two rooms in Chicago earlier this summer overlooking Grant Park during Lollapalooza, according to a report from TMZ.

He booked a second room for an August 3 arrival. Both rooms had an August 6th checkout which is when the festival ends.

Both rooms had a checkout date of August 6, corresponding with the final day of the music festival that drew tens of thousands of concertgoers to Grant Park alongside Lake Michigan.

Citing senior law enforcement officials, NBC report stated there was no evidence that Paddock traveled to Boston, but he did research outdoor concerts and hotels in the area, most of which only offer an obstructed view inside the ballpark.


Among the attendees at this year's Lollapalooza was former President Barack Obama's oldest daughter Malia, and acts on stage included The Killers, Chance the Rapper, Muse and Lorde. ABC News also reported Paddock's hotel reservation.

He said Paddock lived a "secret life" and 'meticulously planned on the worst domestic attack in United States history'.

"Stephen Paddock is a man who spent decades acquiring weapons and ammo and living a secret life, much of which will never be fully understood", Joseph Lombardo, the Las Vegas sheriff, said at a news briefing Wednesday night.

As of Thursday morning, 59 people, including Paddock, had died from the shooting with hundreds more injured. "There is now no known threat to the Metro Boston Homeland Security Region related to this incident".

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