Aspiring Oakland Rapper Shot and Killed on LV Strip near Aria; two others killed as well
It’s unusual to see violence like this on the well-patrolled Las Vegas strip; even more surprising is the shooter got away.
Along with the apparent intended victim two bystanders—a cab driver and his passenger—were killed in a fire resulting from the incident.
Aspiring Oakland rapper Kenny Clutch (born Kenneth Wayne Cherry Jr.), 27, was shot and killed on Thursday in Las Vegas after an unknown assailant fired shots into Cherry’s Maserati.
According to CNN, Cherry was among three people killed in the incident, in which someone in a black Range Rover fired several shots into the rapper’s car approximately one block from the spot where Tupac Shakur was fatally shot in 1996.
After his car was hit, Cherry kept driving, ran a red light and collided with a taxi, which caught fire and killed the driver, 62-year-old Michael Boldon. A passenger in the taxi was also killed in the fire and a passenger in Cherry’s Maserati and six others were injured in the ensuing pile-up. Police said the Maserati passenger was hit by gunfire.
Authorities have not yet identified the shooter or shooters or revealed the cause of the deadly incident.
I’ll be careful when I’m out there next for NAB