Gun Battle Shuts Down Las Vegas Strip

Published 02/21 2013 03:10PM

Updated 02/21 2013 03:14PM

(KSNV)  At least three people are dead this morning and the Las Vegas Strip is shut down in several directions after a shooting and a car fire near Bally's.

Sgt. John Sheahan says five vehicles were involved in the crash, including a taxi that burst into flames and killed two people around 4:30 a.m. Thursday at Flamingo and Las Vegas boulevards.

Sheahan says shots were fired from an SUV at a Maserati, then the Maserati hit the taxi.

The Maserati driver, the taxi driver and a taxi passenger were killed.

Three other vehicles were involved in the wreck, but Sheahan says the SUV was gone when police arrived.

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