At approximately 4:20 a.m. today LVMPD Officers responded to the intersection of Flamingo Road and South Las Vegas Boulevard to investigate reports of a multi-vehicle traffic accident. Arriving officers determined the accident was caused by a vehicle which abruptly entered the intersection after being involved in an altercation during which shots were fired.
The altercation is believed to have originated in the valet parking area of the Aria Hotel and Casino. As the two vehicles involved in this incident exited the valet parking area into the Northbound travel lanes of Las Vegas Boulevard, the occupants of a Black Range Rover discharged several rounds from an unknown firearm into a Maserati passenger vehicle. Both vehicles continued Northbound on Las Vegas Boulevard. The Maserati entered the intersection of Las Vegas Boulevard and Flamingo Road, causing multiple traffic accidents involving a total of six vehicles including the Maserati. One of the vehicles involved was a taxi cab which caught fire following the collision.
The driver of the taxi cab and the cab’s passenger were pronounced deceased at the scene. Both the driver and passenger of the Maserati were transported to the UMC Trauma Center where the driver was pronounced deceased. Additionally, three occupants of other vehicles involved in this event were transported to area hospitals with minor to moderate injuries.
The vehicle suspected of firing the shots in this incident is described as a newer model black Range Rover with tinted windows and large black rims and is believed to have been occupied by multiple black male adults. This vehicle was last seen traveling Northbound on Las Vegas Boulevard from the scene.
The identity of the deceased, and the exact cause and manner of their death, will be released by the Clark County Coroner’s Office.
The investigation into this incident remains ongoing. Anyone with any information concerning this crime is urged to contact the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Homicide Section at (702) 828-3521 or Crime Stoppers by phone at (702) 385-5555 or on the internet at www.crimestoppersofnv.com