3 Dead, 3 Hurt in Vegas Strip Shooting

5 cars in accident, as taxi burns 'like fireball'
By Mark Russell,  Newser Staff
Suggested by VooDoo
Posted Feb 21, 2013 10:04 AM CST
3 Dead, 3 Hurt in Vegas Strip Shooting
A gun battle between two cars on the Vegas Strip early this morning has left three dead, at least three injured, and caused a five-car accident.   (ViralNews2)

(Newser) – A shootout and resulting multicar accident in the early hours on the Las Vegas Strip has killed three people and injured at least three more, reports KTNV News. The gunfight was first reported at 4:20am, as people in a Maserati and an SUV exchanged fire, before the Maserati ran into a taxi. The Maserati driver, taxi driver, and a taxi passenger were all killed, reports the AP.

The accident also caused the taxi to burst into flames and involved three other vehicles. The SUV involved in the initial shooting was gone by the time police arrived. Three people were treated at a hospital and released while the Maserati's passenger is being treated for multiple bullet wounds. Witnesses described the burning taxi as looking like a "fireball." (Read more Las Vegas stories.)

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