Three dead, three injured in Las Vegas shootout

Friday 22 February 2013 09.11
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Las Vegas police investigate the scene of gun battle on the Las Vegas strip
Las Vegas police investigate the scene of gun battle on the Las Vegas strip
Three people were killed in the multi-vehicle crash
Three people were killed in the multi-vehicle crash

Three people have been killed and at least three more injured after a gun battle and multi-vehicle crash at a busy intersection on the Las Vegas strip.

Several vehicles were involved in the crash.

Police said they were looking for a black Range Rover with tinted windows. They said people in the Range Rover were shooting at people in a Maserati, which then crashed into a taxi causing the taxi to burst into flames and explode.

The driver of the Maserati was hit by gunfire and killed. The taxi driver and passenger were also killed.

Three other vehicles were involved in the crash, but police said the SUV was gone when they arrived.

At least three people were hospitalised, including a passenger from the Maserati.