Smoke and flames billow from a burning vehicle following a shooting and multi-car accident on the Las Vegas Strip in Las Vegas early Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013. The Las Vegas Strip became a scene of deadly violence early Thursday when, authorities say, someone in a black Range Rover opened fire on a Maserati, sending it crashing into a taxi that burst into flames, leaving three people dead and at least six injured. (AP Photo/Erik Lackey)
Police rope off the scene of a shooting and multi-car accident on the Las Vegas Strip in Las Vegas early Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013. Authorities say at least one person in a Range Rover shot at people in a Maserati that then crashed into a taxi cab. The taxi cab burst into flames, and the driver and passenger were killed. The male driver of the Maserati also died, and his passenger was shot. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Sun, Steve Marcus)
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A relative identifies the driver of a Maserati sports car killed in a shooting and fiery crash on the Las Vegas Strip as an aspiring rapper who recently moved from Northern California to Las Vegas.
Kenneth Cherry’s great aunt, Patricia Sims, of Oakland, Calif., says Cherry’s parents are traveling to Las Vegas to claim their son’s body.
Sims says she didn’t know her nephew was a rapper using the name Kenny Clutch.
The Clark County coroner says it could be this weekend before he can identify the taxi driver and a female passenger killed when the taxi they were in was hit and exploded in flames early Thursday on Las Vegas Boulevard.
A black Range Rover SUV is sought after police say shots were fired into the Maserati.