February 22nd, 2013
02:29 AM ET

Rapper among dead after Las Vegas shooting, crash

A shooting and a fiery crash left three people dead in the neon heart of the Las Vegas Strip on Thursday, and police scrambled to find out who triggered the carnage.

The bloodshed closed the Strip for about a block and a half around some of its biggest draws, leaving tourists gaping at a wrecked Maserati, a burned-out taxi and four other vehicles.

"First time in Vegas, and then, like, the whole thing, what you know from movies only - I was shocked," Christine Gerstenberger, who was visiting the desert gambling mecca from Germany, said Thursday afternoon. She and her brothers debated going back to the hotel "because I'm totally scared," but "We're too curious," she said.

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One of those killed was Kenneth Cherry Jr. a rapper also known as Kenny Clutch his attorney Vicki Greco said. According to his Facebook page, Cherry is from Oakland, California, and lived in Las Vegas.

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  1. chris

    don't care about the rapper – wish this woulda stayed in the ghetto. sorry the taxi driver and his passenger died.

    February 22, 2013 at 2:58 am | Report abuse |
  2. Steve, NY

    Crapper is more like it!

    February 22, 2013 at 3:24 am | Report abuse |
  3. George

    I feel sorry for the Taxi driver and his passenger, too bad they got in the way of another Rapper get what he deserved.

    February 22, 2013 at 3:35 am | Report abuse |
  4. Tmarie

    Whoa did u know him to say you didn't care about the rapper, or you just stereotyping?

    February 22, 2013 at 3:37 am | Report abuse |
  5. Janis

    Suprise, it is another black person calling themselves a Rapper in a violent crime in America. Stop the presses.

    February 22, 2013 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
  6. bigg sonny

    with all this violence we gonna end up losin our freedom !!.. microchips in our hand to track us down .. thats whats comin !! SOON !!!!

    February 22, 2013 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
  7. ..

    Shades of Tupac.

    February 22, 2013 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
  8. stophatin

    Meanwhile oscar pistorious kills his white model girlfriend yet no one mentions his race and how perception in the media is everything-victims get blamed and guilty go free-kenny clutch simply because he a black rapper who wanted to provide a good life for his kids and the model because "she had to pee"

    February 22, 2013 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
  9. stophatin

    Wat do u call a white person who commits white collar crime and engage in nepotism and misused taxpayer money? mr. mayor/governor/senator/speaker-they keep u dumb and keep the $ and none of u are smart enuff to realize that they bank on ignorance and blind stereotypes. once we stop petty bickering we can begin to make a better world for our kids and grandkids. who cares about color when its all about green?(as in money for slow folks) but im sure u jus wana pop ur pills and watch honey boo boo

    February 22, 2013 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • conservatives rock liberals suck

      grab the tinfoil hat quick. Guy its not about $ they can print all the money they want. Its about control look around cameras on street lights drones in the sky tsa pat downs stip search body scanners. smart id cards black boxes will be installed in all new vehicles in 2014. Real id gun control "free speech protest zones" should i go on?

      February 23, 2013 at 5:43 am | Report abuse |
  10. stophatin

    I love how all my insightful comments dont get posted but blind ignorance and hatred always have a place on CNN-it makes perfect sense

    February 22, 2013 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • conservatives rock liberals suck

      only in your little brain will your comments be seen as insightful. You throw race in all your comments but that must mean its "insightful" more like outsightful

      February 23, 2013 at 5:45 am | Report abuse |
  11. hakym

    What the hell is wrong with the US? Alot of gun violence especially Las Vegas.even a new born baby has his own gun.

    February 23, 2013 at 3:50 am | Report abuse |
  12. 180roll

    sad for all those hurt.

    February 23, 2013 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
  13. James

    One of those killed was Kenneth Cherry Jr. – a rapper also known as Kenny Clutch – his attorney Vicki Greco said. According to his Facebook page, Cherry is from Oakland, California, and lived in Las Vegas.

    It appears to me that he also died in Las Vegas. One more there and one less here, they laid him in the ground.

    February 24, 2013 at 6:13 pm | Report abuse |