Three Dead In Car-To-Car Shooting On Las Vegas Strip

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Reuters
Three people were killed and at least four others were hurt in a car-to-car shooting and crash early on Thursday on the Las Vegas Strip, police said.

Three people were killed and at least four others were hurt in a car-to-car shooting and crash early on Thursday on the Las Vegas Strip, police said.

A person in a black Range Rover Sport opened fire on a Maserati at about 4:20 a.m. (1220 GMT) as the cars traveled north in front of the Strip's Bellagio and Bally's casinos, said Officer Jose Hernandez, a police spokesman.

The Range Rover fled the scene.

The driver of the Maserati lost control of the car and crashed into a taxi, which burst into flames. The Maserati, which had a passenger, struck another four cars, he said.

The drivers of the Maserati and the taxi were killed, as was a passenger in the taxi. The Maserati passenger and three others were taken to a hospital.

There was no known motive for the shooting, Hernandez said. The Strip was partly shut down after the shooting.

Hernandez said police had received "quite a few" calls about the shooting, which meant there were multiple witnesses.

"The Strip is a busy place," he said. "It's truly a 24-hour town, and that means we'll get help with investigating this incident."