Kenny Cherry, aka Kenny Clutch, was a 27 year old rapper from Oakland who was killed early Thursday in Las Vegas on the strip near Ceasers Palace when the silver-grey Mazerati he was driving was riddled with bullets by occupants of a black Range Rover, causing a multi-car collision killing two others, NY Daily News reports.
Authorities said Cherry and the driver of the Range Rover may have been involved in a verbal altercation at the Aria resort hotel — and had left there — and were heading north on Las Vegas Boulevard at 4:20 a.m when occupants of the Range Rover opened fire on Cherry’s Maserati.
Cherry’s Mazerati was struck several times, and careened into the intersection at Flamingo Road, hitting a Yellow Cab, which exploded, killing the driver and a passenger. Four other vehicles in the intersection were also involved in the crash and explosion, and at least six others were injured. A passenger in Clutch’s car was shot, but survived. Kenny Clutch died at the hospital.
Police are still searching for the shooter and Range Rover.
“This is like something out of a movie. Like ‘Die Hard’ or something,” Mark Thompson, who was visiting from Manchester, England, with his wife, told the NY Daily News.