BOSTON – According to Boston Police, a man was fatally shot in Dorchester early Tuesday morning at the Holiday Inn Express.
Police officers were called to the hotel on Boston Street around 4:20 a.m. to investigate a report of a shooting at the South Bay Center.
They found a man in his 20’s killed in a room on the fifth floor.
Bill Evans, Boston Police Commissioner said someone pulled the fire alarm and it was a horrific scene.
According to Evans, it appears the man was targeted. At least two individuals ran away from the hotel after the gunfire.
Police are interviewing witnesses and looking at surveillance video.
Evans told reporters: “We’re trying to piece it together right now. It wasn’t random by any means. There have been no arrests”.
No other information is available at this point in the investigation.
In a statement to WBZ-TV, the hotel’s general manager said: “Boston hotel holds the safety, security, and well-being of our guests and employees as our top priority and concern. We are saddened by this news, and our thoughts are with the young man and his family during this difficult time. The hotel staff will continue to cooperate fully with authorities in their investigation. All further questions should be directed to the Boston Police Department.”
LAS VEGAS – A gunman, perched high on the 32nd floor of a Las Vegas Strip casino, unleashed a shower of bullets down on an outdoor country music festival that was taking place below. The number of deads reached at least 58 people and more than 515 was injured. Thousands of people cried and ran for their lives, Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo said Monday. It was the deadliest mass shooting in the U.S. history.
FBI Special Agent in Charge Aaron Rouse said investigators had found “no connection with an international terrorist group” during a press conference Monday morning.
President Trump called the attack “an act of pure evil” and said the FBI and Department of Homeland Security are working with local authorities in the investigation. Mr. Trump spoke with Nevada’s governor and the mayor and sheriff of Las Vegas, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said. He will travel to Las Vegas on Wednesday.
Country music star Jason Aldean was performing Sunday night at the end of the three – day Route 91 Harvest Festival when the gunman opened fire across the street from inside the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino.
The sheriff said the gunman was considered to have killed himself before they entered the room. At least 10 rifles were found there. Sheriff Lombardo described Mr. Paddock as a “local resident”. Investigators are still trying to find out Paddock’s motive.
Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy of Connecticut said it is time for Congress to do something about mass shootings, in general. Murphy, a leading gun-control advocate, said mass shootings had become an “epidemic” in America.
Other Democrats condemned the shooting but did not specifically urge gun-control legislation. Action in the Republican – controlled Congress is unlikely.
House Speaker Paul Ryan ordered flags over the Capitol lowered to half – staff and said, “the whole country stands united in our shock, in our condolences, and in our prayers.”
Boston- Bursting out of its headquarters of Seattle Amazon is hunting a new, second home. It is not amazing that every city in the U.S seeks to lure the e-commerce giant and Boston is not an exception. Boston is potential new headquarter for Amazon.
Everyone is interested in question what Boston should do in order to persuade Amazon to build its second headquarters there.
Recently Amazon announced that it is already expanding in the territory. In addition, in July it also announced that is going to lease 150,000 square foot facility in the Fort Point neighborhood on Summer Street. It will add 900 jobs.
On Thursday the company said that it is going to invest more than $5 to build another headquarter in North America thus housing 50,000 workers.
When justifying why the selection of the second headquarters holding a public process Amazon said that it wanted to choose ”a city that is excited to work with us and where our customers, employees, and the community can all benefit.”
A professor at the Columbia Business School in New York said that the city that will be chosen as a second headquarter of Amazon should have affordable housing prices for employees.
She also added, “It’s hard to attract people if they can’t afford the housing available locally.”