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Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock 'considered targeting Lollapalooza festival in Chicago'

08 Octobre 2017

Meanwhile, Boston's police commissioner says he will contact federal investigators about a report that the Las Vegas shooter researched locations in Boston, including hotels near the city's Fenway Park baseball stadium.

The official said no evidence has been found that Paddock ever came to Chicago that weekend.

Jihadi group Isis issued a statement claiming the attack in the wake of the shooting and released propaganda on Thursday claiming that Paddock had converted to Islam six months ago.

New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter bats in the 1st inning during a game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park in Boston, Sept. 28, 2014.

Las Vegas police said Paddock rented hotel rooms near a concert featuring Chance the Rapper in Las Vegas about a week before the mass shooting, which occurred farther down the strip. "There's no problem with communication".

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.

Investigators analyzing Paddock's computer, cellphone and other electronic devices have found no obvious ideological motive, no clear connection to extremists or activist groups or outward display of mental illness.

Lorde was a headline act at Lollapalooza, as she was at the Life is handsome event in Las Vegas in September - another music festival for which Paddock had booked accommodation overlooking the venue.

Authorities have not disclosed why Paddock may have possessed the explosive material, since no bomb was used in the attack. "The FBI has requested all inquiries be referred directly to them". He did not elaborate how: "I can't tell you". "It does sometimes make me think, why go to large events?"

"Certainly this methodology of mass murder may not be one that people have really thought through about how to protect themselves against", he said. "I think I'm just going to avoid it altogether!"

Chicago authorities have confirmed that they are now investigating TMZ's claims.

Local FBI agents had briefed Evans Wednesday night about Paddock's online hunting.

After paying for his girlfriend's trip to visit family in the Philippines, Paddock appears to have been in downtown Las Vegas from September 14 to 28, according to records reviewed by representatives of the El Cortez Hotel and Casino, who spoke to the Los Angeles Times on condition of anonymity.

A former executive casino host at the Atlantis Casino Resort and Spa in Reno said Paddock had a "god complex" and expected quick service without regard to how busy the staff was at the time.

Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock 'considered targeting Lollapalooza festival in Chicago'