Vegas Strip Shooting: Huge Fireball in Multi-Car Crash Following Gunshots (VIDEO, PHOTO)

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By Jessica Rodriguez , Christian Post Contributor
February 21, 2013|1:44 pm
  • This image shows the aftermath of a multi-car crash after a shooting took place on the Las Vegas strip in the early hours of Thursday Feb. 21, 2013.
    (Photo: Fox News Screen Shot)
    This image shows the aftermath of a multi-car crash after a shooting took place on the Las Vegas strip in the early hours of Thursday Feb. 21, 2013.

A Vegas strip shooting has left three people dead on Thursday morning. According to reports a shooter in a black Range Rover Sport opened fire into a Maserati. The gunshots hit the driver and passenger and caused the driver to lose control and cause a huge crash at an intersection of Flamingo and Las Vegas boulevards.

The car burst into flames upon the crash, KLAS-TV has reported. The incident killed the driver and passenger in the Maserati, as well as the driver of a taxi cab involved in the crash. The taxi cab was described by witnesses at the incident as being engulfed in a fire ball.

The crash involved five vehicles as well as the Maserati, and and took place at about 4.30 a.m. local time on Thursday morning.

Jose Hernandez, the public information officer for the Las Vegas police department, has reported that the gunshots hit the driver and passenger of the Maserati, causing the driver to lose control and smash into the taxi cab and four other vehicles on the Vegas strip.

Numerous people were injured in the incident and at least four were taken to the University Medical Center, according to Fox News.

Hospital spokeswoman, Danita Cohen, has reported that three of the four were treated and released to go home, however, one injured person remained in the hospital being treated, although she would not provide any information on the patient's current medical condition.

The tourist corridor has been the scene of a number of incidents this year so far, with two people being critically wounded in a shooting on Feb. 6. In addition, a tourist was also stabbed in an elevator at The Hotel at Mandalay Bay Feb. 16.

No information has yet been released on the suspects in the shooting on Thursday morning.

Here is a video report on the incident:

 

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