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2 victims in Vegas shooting are ID’d

LAS VEGAS — Police on Friday searched for a Range Rover with dark tinted windows and custom rims that set off a fiery crash on the Las Vegas Strip when someone in the luxury SUV opened fire on a Maserati driven by an aspiring rapper.

Kenneth Cherry’s great-aunt, Patricia Sims of Oakland, Calif., said Cherry’s parents were flying to Las Vegas to claim their 27-year-old son’s body. Cherry’s stage name was Kenny Clutch.

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A taxi driver and his female passenger were also killed when the cab they were in was hit and exploded in flames early Thursday.

The cabdriver, Michael Boldon, 62, was a father and grandfather with a passion for fast cars, said his older sister, Carolyn Jean Trimble.

At least six other people, including a passenger in the Maserati, were injured in what marked the latest in a series of violent episodes in Las Vegas in recent months.

Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie told reporters the shooting was sparked by an argument in the valet area of the nearby Aria hotel-casino. As bullets flew from the Range Rover, the Maserati ran a red light and smashed into the taxi.

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