LAS VEGAS -- Police are searching for a black Range Rover SUV from which gunshots rang out along the city’s famed Strip early Thursday morning, sending a Maserati crashing into a taxi and leaving three dead.
The incident shut down traffic along some of the most famous real estate in the resort city, at Flamingo and Las Vegas boulevards, an intersection surrounded by top casino hotels including the Bellagio, Caesars Palace and Bally's.
Police said the Range Rover had paper dealer plates, dark tinted windows and black rims. Several persons were believed to have been in the SUV, but the initial descriptions were sketchy.
Originally, police said the SUV and the Maserati were involved in an exchange of gunfire, but they later revised their description of events. Police say they now believe shooters inside the SUV fired on the sports car about 4:30 a.m.