At least 3 dead after shootout on Las Vegas Strip

10:41 AM, Feb 21, 2013   |    comments
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LAS VEGAS - Police say three people are dead and at least three are wounded after what they initially called a 'rolling gun battle' and multi-vehicle crash at a busy intersection on the Las Vegas Strip.

Investigators now believe only the people inside a black Range Rover were shooting at a Maserati before a crash on the Las Vegas Strip killed three and injured several others.

Sgt. John Sheahan says investigators don't think anyone in the sports car was shooting.

Police are looking for the distinctive black Range Rover with dark tinted windows and black rims that left the scene after the 4:30 a.m. Thursday crash at the intersection of Flamingo and Las Vegas boulevards.

The Maserati crashed into a taxi that burst into flames.

Sheahan says five cars were involved. The Maserati driver, the taxi driver and a passenger in the cab were killed.

The intersection is surrounded by some of the most famous casinos on the Strip, including the Bellagio, Caesars Palace and Bally's.

 

It's the latest in a series of violent actions on the tourist corridor since the beginning of the year. Two people were critically wounded in a shooting at a parking garage Feb. 6, and a tourist was stabbed in an elevator at The Hotel at Mandalay Bay Feb. 16.


A spokesman for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, Jeremy Handel, said his organization didn't immediately have a comment on the incident and deferred to the police unit that patrols the tourism district.




It's the latest in a series of violent actions on the tourist corridor since the beginning of the year. Two people were critically wounded in a shooting at a parking garage Feb. 6, and a tourist was stabbed in an elevator at The Hotel at Mandalay Bay Feb. 16. A spokesman for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, Jeremy Handel, said his organization didn't immediately have a comment on the incident and deferred to the police unit that patrols the tourism district.

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