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.
The suspects had evaded capture as of late Thursday afternoon.
Cherry’s music videos on YouTube show the rapper driving around the Strip in his Maserati.
A friend said Cherry was a father of two children and wasn’t a gang member. He only had speeding tickets on his record, said the friend, who asked not to be named.