Vegas Hotel Dispute Led to 'Die Hard-Like' Scene
Police trying to track down Range Rover that fled scene
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Feb 21, 2013 4:32 PM CST
Smoke and flames billow from a burning vehicle on the Vegas strip early Thursday.   (AP Photo/Erik Lackey)

(Newser) – Police in three states are still hunting for a Range Rover whose occupants opened fire on another car on the Vegas Strip this morning and set off a deadly chain reaction. Cops don't know most of the details, but they say it started with a dispute of some kind in one of the nearby hotels, then spilled into the street, reports the Las Vegas Sun. When the Range Rover caught up to a Maserati at a stop light, shots were fired from the SUV that sent the Maserati crashing into a taxi, which exploded upon impact. Three people—the Maserati driver, the taxi driver, and a taxi passenger—were killed, and three others were injured, reports the LA Times.

Police are hoping to piece together more details by interviewing a passenger in the Maserati, who was injured in the melee. Earlier reports that gunfire came from both vehicles as part of a moving shootout were incorrect. The AP collects this quote from a tourist visiting from Manchester, England: "This doesn't happen where we come from, not on this scale. We get stabbings, and gang violence, but this is like something out of a movie. Like Die Hard or something."

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Bill Inaz
Feb 22, 2013 5:08 AM CST
Guess what happens there doesn't necessarily stay there.
K.KRANK
Feb 22, 2013 2:36 AM CST
What, does Nevada have a "Stand Your Ground" law? Or was this just testosterone fueled "My gun barrel is bigger then yours" style American gun violence playing out on the Vegas Strip?
getoffmylawn
Feb 21, 2013 9:54 PM CST
So...now it comes out that it was 'an aspiring rapper' who was driving the Maserati that crashed into the cab!!! What 'aspiring' rapper drives a Mas. But it was probably the usual filthy scum exchange , over a 'diss' incident, or some drug money owed, which would be fine, except some poor tourist in a cab was incinerated because of a ghetto-type encounter. If they find this scumbag, he should be tried and executed.