February 21st, 2013
05:36 PM ET

3 dead after Las Vegas Strip shooting, crash

[Updated at 5:36 p.m. ET] Police have just released what they believe led to this morning's shooting and fiery crash that left three people dead on the Las Vegas Strip.

It began with a dispute in the valet area of the Aria hotel, Sheriff Douglas Gillespie told reporters moments ago, citing witnesses.

After the altercation, the participants drove north on Las Vegas Boulevard in two vehicles - a black Range Rover Sport and a Maserati - and someone from the Range Rover fired into the Maserati, killing the driver and wounding a passenger.

The Maserati then continued into an intersection with Flamengo Road - near the Caesars Palace and Flamingo casinos - and struck a taxi, causing a chain of crashes that involved four other vehicles.

Two people inside the taxi died. Three other people in the crashes suffered minor injuries, Gillespie said. Check out the full story for more details.

[Posted at 12:58 p.m. ET] Three people are dead and at least three others wounded after a shooting and fiery car crash that shook the Las Vegas Strip early Thursday morning, police say.

The incident began about 4:20 a.m. when someone in an SUV - stopped at a stoplight on Las Vegas Boulevard near Caesars Palace and a number of other casinos - fired into a Maserati that also had stopped at the light, Las Vegas police said.

The Maserati moved into the intersection with Flamingo Road and collided with a taxi, starting a chain of crashes that involved four other vehicles, police said.

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  1. fernace

    This is a perfect illustration of how life will be in a world where every1 is armed!!

    February 21, 2013 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
    • Name*wrp

      This was a professional hit if people in taxicab had a gun they would a chance to live. The people in taxicab was witnesses now there not.

      February 21, 2013 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      The people in the taxicab were not the ones being shot at; the person in the Maserati crashed into them after he was shot. Being armed would not have done them any good.

      February 21, 2013 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Fruckle

      This wouldn't have happened if we banned driving after 12 midnight.

      We need Congress to pass a comprehensive curfew bill that will prevent incidents like this in the future.

      Only the government can save us and knows what is best for us.

      February 21, 2013 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • badcompany

      This is the most ignorant thing i've heard all year...next time a news story is posted here about somebody who dies in a cycleing accident i'll come here like you and say, "i told you so!!! This is a perfect illustration of what life would be like if everyone rode a bicycle!!!" Please educate yourself and stop blaming the mental health and violence problem in this country on pieces of metal, lead and gunpowder

      February 21, 2013 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Wayne Lapierre

      All taxi drivers should be required to carry AR-15s. More guns for everyone! Children too. -WL

      February 21, 2013 at 9:12 pm | Report abuse |
  2. doegem

    This is a perfect illustration of why private ownership of cars should be outlawed in favor of mass transit or chauffeur services. Driving should be left to professionals.

    February 21, 2013 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
    • Catma

      No, only Maseratis should be banned.

      February 21, 2013 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
  3. saywhat

    Guns ablaze again and again and oh! forget it.
    Who can we blame for where we chose to head.

    February 21, 2013 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
  4. JC

    Ya, gun control is going to stop people like this.

    February 21, 2013 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
  5. s kel

    We need to ban people on here making mocking and stupid comments about banning anything that takes a crack about any form ....any form of gun control. Yeah you ignorant NRA lovers I mean you.

    February 21, 2013 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • badcompany

      I read this sentance 10 or 12 times and cant make any sense of it, i have no idea what your talking about

      February 21, 2013 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • h

      Who is the we keemosabe?

      February 21, 2013 at 5:44 pm | Report abuse |
  6. doctornitro

    At any given time it seems, there is a firefight in progress.

    February 21, 2013 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
  7. ronvan

    WELCOME to the "modern day" America Don't you just love the way we have become? Lets pass some more laws about our RIGHTS!!!

    February 21, 2013 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
  8. the prophet

    Canedians are switching their currency to EU this is news !!

    February 21, 2013 at 5:58 pm | Report abuse |
  9. tvnyc

    Lebron did steroids

    February 21, 2013 at 10:11 pm | Report abuse |
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    February 22, 2013 at 9:40 am | Report abuse |
  11. chrissy

    And there will ALWAYS be idiots killing people with or without guns.

    February 22, 2013 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
  12. behaviorquest

    Very sad for the loss of lives for the two in the cab. Just collateral damage in the war of the good against the gangsta rappers. At least there is one less of that type that can breed no more.

    February 22, 2013 at 5:26 pm | Report abuse |