Rapper Kenny Clutch Dies In Shooting On Las Vegas Strip

Fri, February 22, 2013 8:30am EST by 6 Comments
Las Vegas Shooting
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A tragic shooting at the heart of the Las Vegas strip has left three people dead, including rapper Kenny Clutch from Oakland, Calif. Police are still searching for the gunman — read on for more details.

Gunfire erupted on the vibrant Las Vegas strip in the early morning of Feb. 22, resulting in a fiery car crash and killing three people — including aspiring rapper Kenneth Cherry, aka Kenny Clutch. The shooting occurred near some of Vegas’ most iconic tourist attractions, including Caesar’s Palace, the Bellagio and the Flamingo.

The shooting started around 4:20 a.m. in the valet parking lot of the Aria Hotel, police Sheriff Douglas Gillespie said, according to CNN. Shortly thereafter, someone in a black Range Rover Sport fired shots at a Maserati heading North on Las Vegas Boulevard. When the driver of the Maserati was hit, the car kept going — speeding into the intersection of of Las Vegas Boulevard, and crashed into a taxi, which caught on fire, Sheriff Douglas said.

The driver of the Maserati, the taxi driver and a passenger in the taxi were all killed in the accident. There was also a passenger in the sports car and three other people involved in the car accident and pileup that were injured, Sheriff Douglas revealed.

Rapper Kenny Clutch Dies In Las Vegas Shooting Accident

One of the killed was aspiring rapper Kenny Clutch from Oakland, Calif. Kenny was driving the Maserati, one of his family members confirmed.

“This act is totally unacceptable, and we are going to make a very clear message to these individuals in regards to that,” Sheriff Gillespie said. The police have made finding the driver of the Range Rover their “top priority,” although the shooter is still on the loose.

What do YOU think of the Las Vegas shooting HollywodLifers? Are you shocked?


– Christina Stiehl

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Chris Go

Posted at 6:36 PM on September 19, 2014  

What in the hell is wrong with young black men that they shoot each other over anything? Keep it up & your gonna be extinct by your own hand

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Posted at 12:48 PM on April 2, 2014  

We really need to quit idolizing the thug life, because their is nothing pretty about shootings, car crashes, and gangs.

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Taurus Pruitt

Posted at 6:01 PM on December 28, 2013  

I didn’t know he was involved!! I was walking home watching this when it happened…this was very shocking to see in person!! tragic

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Posted at 10:26 AM on February 22, 2013  

Looks like he was the target, so sad for the innocent others. Yes we have to stop letting these hoods from being idols. You can take the man out of the hood but you can not take the hood out of the man. Don’t care for the lost of him as he was just another punk rat hood that the world can and will do without. RIP so now you can not kill anymore innocent people….

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Posted at 11:50 AM on February 22, 2013  

I agree, well said.

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Posted at 9:44 AM on February 22, 2013  

So sad and prayers going to the families <3.But ENOUGH of all this gangs in hollywood!!! Look at the way they dress for the awards!!and you can see the HATE there too so sad!!!And ENOUGH of this gang music!!!!!!!!

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