Wrecked cars are seen on Las Vegas Boulevard and Flamingo Avenue as Las Vegas Metro Police investigate a shooting and multi-car accident that left three people dead and three injured on the Las Vegas Strip in Las Vegas, Nevada in the early morning February 21, 2013.
LAS VEGAS — Three people were killed and at least four others were hurt in a car-to-car shooting and crash early on Thursday on the Las Vegas Strip, police said.
A person in a black Range Rover Sport opened fire on a Maserati at about 4:20 a.m. (1220 GMT) as the cars traveled north in front of the Strip's Bellagio and Bally's casinos, said Officer Jose Hernandez, a police spokesman.
The Range Rover fled the scene.
The driver of the Maserati lost control of the car and crashed into a taxi, which burst into flames. The Maserati, which had a passenger, struck another four cars, he said.
The drivers of the Maserati and the taxi were killed, as was a passenger in the taxi. The Maserati passenger and three others were taken to a hospital.
There was no known motive for the shooting, Hernandez said. The Strip was partly shut down after the shooting.
Hernandez said police had received "quite a few" calls about the shooting, which meant there were multiple witnesses.
"The Strip is a busy place," he said. "It's truly a 24-hour town, and that means we'll get help with investigating this incident."