Thursday, 21 February 2013

Breaking News: Las Vegas Strip Shooting, Crash Leaves 3 Dead

Three people are dead and at least three more injured from a shooting and multi-car crash on Las Vegas Boulevard near Flamingo Road.

Metro Police say the shooting ensued on the Strip in front of Bally's Hotel and Casino early Thursday morning which set off a multi-car accident.

Metro Sgt. John Sheahan said police are looking for a black Range Rover with tinted windows and dark rims. Sheahan said the people in the Range Rover were shooting at people in a Maserati, the driver of the Maserati was hit by gunfire and killed. The Maserati crashed into a taxi which caused it to burst into flames and explode killing the driver and passenger.

"There was a loud bang and I hear two other booms. I looked out my window at Caesars Palace ... and could see a fireball," said witness John Lamb.

Flamingo Road is closed between I-15 and Audrie Street. Las Vegas Boulevard is closed from Caesars Palace to the Paris Hotel. Drivers should use Spring Mountain Road, Desert Inn Road, Tropicana Avenue, or Harmon Avenue instead of Flamingo Road and Koval Lane.

Drivers should also utilize Maryland Parkway, Paradise Road and I-15 instead of Las Vegas Boulevard. Please avoid the area of Flamingo and Las Vegas Boulevard.

Breeze Magazine is following this developing story and will have more information as it becomes available.

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