Officials Can’t Confirm Report Shooter Researched Boston 

FILE – This undated photo provided by Eric Paddock shows his brother, Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock. On Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, Stephen Paddock opened fire on the Route 91 Harvest Festival killing dozens and wounding hundreds. Authorities trying to piece together the final days before Stephen Paddock unleashed his arsenal of powerful firearms on country music fans on the Las Vegas Strip have at least one potential trove of information: his gambling habits. Gaming regulators say they’re sorting through documents that can include suspicious transaction or currency reports. (Courtesy of Eric Paddock via AP)

BOSTON (AP) — Boston’s police commissioner says he plans to contact federal investigators about a report the Las Vegas shooter had researched possible locations in Boston.

But William Evans said Thursday he could not confirm the report and hadn’t been briefed on the matter.

A law enforcement official says Stephen Paddock booked a room at a Chicago hotel that overlooked a park where a music festival was held in August, but there’s no indication he went there.

NBC News reports that Paddock also researched Boston.

Gov. Charlie Baker also says he’s aware of the reports but couldn’t discuss further because of the ongoing investigation into the mass shooting.

Baker adds that officials from The Boston Regional Intelligence Center are “fully plugged in” to the investigation and in constant contact with Las Vegas authorities.

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