Las Vegas Shooting
Forces Drastic Hollywood Bowl Security Measure
10/29/2017 1:00 AM PDT
The Hollywood Bowl’s taken a gigantic proactive step to prevent a psychopath from unleashing a deadly assault similar to the Las Vegas shooter — by closing and patrolling a park with unobstructed views of the venue from afar.
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ … the Bowl’s new security plan will now extend some approximately 900 feet from the venue at the famous Mulholland Overlook Park … popular among tourists for its picturesque views of DTLA and, of course, the Bowl.
We’re told several agencies — including LAPD and Park Rangers — have begun dispatching officers for security on nights the Bowl has scheduled events. The park will also be closed to the public.
The Bowl’s plan is a direct response to the Vegas massacre … where Stephen Paddock was perched from his 32nd floor Mandalay Bay hotel room and killed 58 people. He hatched a similar plan from a Chicago hotel overlooking Lollapalooza, but he never followed through.