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Drive-By Shooting at Home of Siegfried & Roy

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(Oct. 7) -- Police still haven't located the man they say shot up the home of entertainers Siegfried and Roy last month. They are looking for Cole Murdoch Ford.

Ford played three seasons for the Oakland Raiders and was briefly with the Buffalo Bills. The gardner for Siegfried and Roy saw a van drive up to the home, fire six shots and then drive off.

The man got the license plate number from the van. Police traced the license plate to a van owned by Ford. Police believe he may be living in a low budget hotel or even camping out.

(Oct. 4) -- Las Vegas police are backing off the "hate crime" label first given to a shooting targeting the home of entertainers Siegfried Fischbacher and Roy Horn.

No one was hurt in the drive-by shooting Sept. 21. A witness told police a man fired four shotgun blasts from a white van and shouted that the former Siegfried & Roy stars should get out of the country.

But a police spokesman that doesn't meet the criteria for a hate crime. He says that's for cases where race, religion, ethnicity or sexual orientation is a factor.

The shooting was first reported by KLAS-TV on Friday before Horn and friends celebrated his 60th birthday Sunday at the home northwest of the Las Vegas Strip.

Sunday also was the one-year anniversary of a near-fatal tiger mauling that left Horn partially paralyzed and forced the closure of the long-running Siegfried & Roy show.

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(Oct. 1) --  A home owned by entertainers Siegfried and Roy was fired-on in a drive-by shooting. According to police reports obtained by Eyewitness News, the shooting happened on Sept. 21 near Vegas and Decatur.

Witnesses say a white Chevy van stopped near the property and the driver yelled, quote, "We need to get these 'expletive' Siegfried and Roy out of our country."

The driver then fired two shots toward the home and drove down the street and fired two more shots shotgun blats that blew out windows of the home. People were home at the time of the shooting.

The 2000 white Chevy van is registered to a man named Cole Ford, but police have yet to find him.

Metro is investigating a lead.

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