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UPDATE: 10:50 a.m. EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Police now say only people in a black Range Rover were shooting at a Maserati before a crash on the Las Vegas Strip killed three and injured several others.

Sgt. John Sheahan says investigators don't think anyone in the sports car was shooting.

Police are looking for the distinctive black Range Rover with dark tinted windows and black rims that left the scene after the 4:30 a.m. Thursday crash at the intersection of Flamingo and Las Vegas boulevards.

The Maserati crashed into a taxi that burst into flames.

Sheahan says five cars were involved. The Maserati driver, the taxi driver and a passenger in the cab were killed.

The intersection is surrounded by some of the most famous casinos on the Strip, including the Bellagio, Caesars Palace and Bally's.

9:36 a.m.

LAS VEGAS (KSNV MyNews3) - At least three people are dead this morning and the Las Vegas Strip is shut down in several directions after a shooting and a car fire near Bally's.

Sgt. John Sheahan says five vehicles were involved in the crash, including a taxi that burst into flames and killed two people around 4:30 a.m. Thursday at Flamingo and Las Vegas boulevards.

Sheahan says people in a Maserati and an SUV were exchanging gunfire before the Maserati hit the taxi.

The Maserati driver, the taxi driver and a taxi passenger were killed.

Three other vehicles were involved in the wreck, but Sheahan says the SUV was gone when police arrived.

At least three people were hospitalized, including a passenger from the Maserati.

Las Vegas Boulevard north of Tropicana and south of Harmon is closed because of the investigation. Portions of Flamingo also are closed. Six vehicles appear to be involved in the accident.


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