Many Bostonians can relate to the people of Las Vegas through their experiences from the Boston Marathon Bombing that occurred over four years ago.
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.
Boston Police said they're aware of the reports and are working with federal authorities to determine the extent of the research that was done and what Paddock's plans may have been.
Gov. Charlie Baker reiterated that there is no evidence of any threat to MA at the moment and that Las Vegas officials are the primary source of information.
Law enforcement are still trying to find Paddock's motive for the shooting. Paddock also reportedly booked a hotel in Chicago during the Lollapalooza music festival at Grant Park in August, but he never showed up.
CBS News has reported he did scout other hotels and concert venues in the Las Vegas area, looking to book specific rooms. 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. The Boston ATF would not comment on its involvement in the investigation, according to NBC.