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Thu Feb 21, 2013, 09:56 AM

3 dead, several hurt in Las Vegas Strip shooting

Source: AP

Police say three people are dead and at least three are wounded after a 'rolling gun battle' and multi-vehicle crash at a busy intersection on the Las Vegas Strip.

Sgt. John Sheahan says five vehicles were involved in the crash, including a taxi that burst into flames and killed two people around 4:30 a.m. Thursday at Flamingo and Las Vegas boulevards.

Sheahan says people in a Maserati and an SUV were exchanging gunfire before the Maserati hit the taxi.

The Maserati driver, the taxi driver and a taxi passenger were killed.

Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/3-dead-several-hurt-las-vegas-strip-shooting-144231200.html



Another multiple shooting.

It's morning in America.

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Reply 3 dead, several hurt in Las Vegas Strip shooting (Original post)
Zorro Feb 2013 OP
jollyreaper2112 Feb 2013 #1
alcibiades_mystery Feb 2013 #5
slackmaster Feb 2013 #6
Bosonic Feb 2013 #25
slackmaster Feb 2013 #27
jollyreaper2112 Feb 2013 #32
WilliamPitt Feb 2013 #2
Zorro Feb 2013 #4
Light House Feb 2013 #3
jpak Feb 2013 #7
hack89 Feb 2013 #8
jpak Feb 2013 #9
hack89 Feb 2013 #10
hack89 Feb 2013 #11
Starboard Tack Feb 2013 #16
Arugula Latte Feb 2013 #12
slackmaster Feb 2013 #13
Comrade Grumpy Feb 2013 #18
Gormy Cuss Feb 2013 #21
JuniperLea Feb 2013 #30
slackmaster Feb 2013 #31
slackmaster Feb 2013 #28
Dr_Scholl Feb 2013 #14
Spitfire of ATJ Feb 2013 #15
riverwalker Feb 2013 #17
louis-t Feb 2013 #19
Spitfire of ATJ Feb 2013 #23
nykym Feb 2013 #20
bullwinkle428 Feb 2013 #22
AndyA Feb 2013 #24
cantbeserious Feb 2013 #26
JuniperLea Feb 2013 #29

Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 09:58 AM

1. The backstory is gonna be great

Rappers you think?

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Response to jollyreaper2112 (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 10:39 AM

5. Wow

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Response to jollyreaper2112 (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 10:45 AM

6. Perhaps sports figures

 

Or may be just criminals.

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Response to jollyreaper2112 (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 07:47 PM

25. Good guess!

Argument at Aria involving Las Vegas rapper leads to deadly Strip shooting, crash

A Maserati driven by Las Vegas rapper Kenneth Cherry, known as Kenny Clutch, was the target of a drive-by shooting on the Strip Thursday morning that left Cherry and two innocent bystanders dead.

Las Vegas police said several occupants of a black Range Rover fired into the Maserati at about 4:30 a.m. at Las Vegas Boulevard South and Flamingo Road following a dispute in the valet parking area of the Aria.

The Maserati ran a red light at Flamingo and crashed into a taxi, which exploded. The cab's driver and a passenger were killed, their bodies burned beyond recognition.

Sgt. John Sheahan said the driver of the Maserati was fatally shot. A passenger in Clutch's car suffered an arm injury and was taken to University Medical Center. He was cooperating with police.

http://www.lvrj.com/news/three-dead-after-shooting-leads-to-mutli-vehicle-accident-on-strip-192273091.html

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Response to Bosonic (Reply #25)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 07:52 PM

27. Wow. jollyreaper2112 wins the Internet today.

 

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Response to slackmaster (Reply #27)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 10:34 PM

32. ha!

Damn, and to think I could have used my prescience on the lottery instead. What a sad waste.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 10:01 AM

2. YO ZORRO

You have a semicolon at the end of the link that's making it not work. Delete the semicolon and the link works fine: http://news.yahoo.com/3-dead-several-hurt-las-vegas-strip-shooting-144231200.html

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Response to WilliamPitt (Reply #2)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 10:15 AM

4. Thanks

Fixed.

Haven't yet had my coffee this morning.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 10:48 AM

7. I put odds that Gun Nuts are involved

yup

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Response to jpak (Reply #7)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 10:51 AM

8. I would suspect criminal nuts or gang nuts. nt

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Response to hack89 (Reply #8)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 10:56 AM

9. I suspect all the firearms involved were purchased legally

yup

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Response to jpak (Reply #9)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 10:57 AM

10. Time will tell. nt

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Response to jpak (Reply #9)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 10:58 AM

11. Which is why we need to strengthen the background check system

universal checks for starters.

yup

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Response to hack89 (Reply #8)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 01:06 PM

16. We all agree they were nuts with guns. Bad combo.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 11:06 AM

12. These mass shootings are happening every day, it seems.

The gun nuts are getting their carnage.

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Response to Arugula Latte (Reply #12)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 11:08 AM

13. Nothing has changed in many decades. The phenomenon is called misleading vividness.

 

In fact overall murder rates have been falling since the mid-1990s. Multiple shootings are getting more attention in the news now that they usually do.

This one has the titillating elements of an SUV, an exotic sports car, and Las Vegas, so it's perfect for the media to exploit as bait to suck people into being brainwashed by advertising to go out and buy shit.

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Response to slackmaster (Reply #13)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 01:19 PM

18. Nothin' to see here. Move along.

It's kind of depressing that we can be so sanguine about our totally not unexpected mass shootings, not to mention the run of the mill ones with only one or two dead.

My America, where gun violence is a ho-hum kind of thing.

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Response to slackmaster (Reply #13)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 01:52 PM

21. What has changed is that multiple & mass shootings are more common as a % of homicides

A Scripps-Howard News study showed that mass murders have stayed constant or risen slightly over the past 20 years even as the overall homicide rate has declined.

That means that multiple/mass homicide have increased as a percentage of homicide events.

http://projects.scrippsnews.com/story/mass-murder-rises-other-killings-decline/

This BJS report on homicide trends 1975-2005 supports that finding.
http://bjs.ojp.usdoj.gov/content/pub/pdf/htius.pdf

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Response to slackmaster (Reply #13)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 08:31 PM

30. See post #29

Ya think?

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Response to JuniperLea (Reply #30)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 09:19 PM

31. There have been shootings every day in this country for a long, long time.

 

The only substantial change in recent months is news coverage.

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Response to Arugula Latte (Reply #12)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 07:53 PM

28. This incident wasn't a mass shooting. One shot, two burned to death.

 

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 11:41 AM

14. I'm betting organized crime.

 

There's plenty of that in Vegas.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 12:52 PM

15. Our local news is all over this....

http://www.8newsnow.com/story/21295328/las-vegas-strip-shooting-crash-leave-3-dead

Sounds to me like it could be a hit. Let's see if the driver of the Maserati turns out to be a casino owner.

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #15)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 01:12 PM

17. report now say

the Masarati was not shooting, only the Range Rover, reports say it was not a "rolling gun battle" after all.
They are being very secretive about this whole thing. By now they know who the Masarati victim was, the passenger survived, what is he/she saying? What do the videos show? No updates in hours.
Taxi was "propane powered"?

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Response to riverwalker (Reply #17)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 01:24 PM

19. "propane powerd" and blew up? Uh oh.....

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Response to riverwalker (Reply #17)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 02:06 PM

23. The link I provided has video updates....

Right now they have a report from their traffic copter.

And, yes, many of the cabs are alternate fuel.



Considering how many there are here, that's actually a good thing.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 01:30 PM

20. Hey Wayne

Where were all the good guys with guns stopping the bad guys with guns?

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Response to nykym (Reply #20)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 02:04 PM

22. LaPierre: "If that Maserati were equipped with armor plating, bulletproof glass, and a

turret with dual .50 cals., everyone would have been just fine!"

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 03:06 PM

24. Welcome back to the wild, wild, west America!

Nothing to see here, folks, move along. Just another shooting, that's all. People have the right to carry weapons.

Enjoy the rest of your day on the Las Vegas Strip. Oh, and make sure you have all of your affairs in order before you venture out...you never know...

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 07:50 PM

26. The Depravity Of America's Gun Culture Exposed For All The World To Ridicule

eom

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 08:05 PM

29. There's a new shooting... or three... every day

When you know someone who died in a shooting, your life changes. When it's many people who were killed at once, it changes your life and your view on many things. When it was someone you let into your own personal space for over 20 years, and the only person who ever cut your daughter's hair... and the woman who was in her chair, where you sat for hundreds of hours, is gunned down too... you start watching everyone who comes into whatever shop or salon you occupy.

What do we want? A well-regulated militia! When do we want it? NOW!! Everyone else needs to chill.



RIP Victoria Buzzo ~ Salon Meritage, Seal Beach 10/12/11

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