Aspiring Oakland Rapper Kenny Clutch Killed In Las Vegas Shooting

Aspiring Oakland Rapper Kenny Clutch Killed In Las Vegas Shooting

An aspiring rapper and two others were killed early Thursday morning during a shoot-out that turned into a car collision.

A shooting incident occurred in Las Vegas early on Thursday morning, which resulted in the death of three people, one of them an aspiring Oakland, California rapper by the name of Kenny Clutch.

Kenny Clutch, real name Kenneth Cherry Jr. was residing in Las Vegas by way of Oakland. CNN reports that the incident began in the valet lot of the Aria Hotel at around 4:20 a.m., before spilling onto the street. The cause of the altercation is unknown, but it resulted in someone in a black Range Rover firing several shots at a Clutch's Maserati, headed north on the Las Vegas Boulevard.

Clutch was soon hit and lost control of his Maserati as it continued along an intersection, before crashing into a taxi and going up in flames. The Maserati driver as well as the taxi driver and his passenger all died from the collision.

The cops say their "top priority" right now is to find the Range Rover, which sped off from the intersection after the accident.

Clutch's attorney, Vicki says she was shocked when she heard about the upcoming rapper's death. "Out of everyone I know in the rapping industry there is no way I would have ever, ever expected to find that he was shot on the Las Vegas strip in such an aggressive manner," said Greco, who revealed that Clutch had two children. "He didn't have a (criminal) record or a history. He was just a good kid trying to make it and be a good father."

Clark County Sherriff Doug Gillispie stated, "This act is totally unacceptable, and we are going to make a very clear message to these individuals in regards to that."

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