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Sheriff: Suspects 'Armed and Dangerous'

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The gunman's vehicle is similar looking to this Range Rover. The gunman's vehicle is similar looking to this Range Rover.

LAS VEGAS -- Las Vegas law enforcement officers are working with authorities in neighboring states as they hunt for the gunman who shot an aspiring rapper to death on the Las Vegas Strip near Flamingo Road. The rapper, identified as Kenneth Cherry Jr., 27, then drove his Masarati into a taxi cab, causing it to explode, killing the driver and passenger.

Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie said his staff is working with officers in Arizona, California and Utah as they attempt to track down the occupants of a black Range Rover. The shooting led to a fiery multi-car crash.

"We believe the occupants of the Range Rover are armed and dangerous and should you encounter this vehicle you should not take action, instead call your local police department, Gillespie said.

Sources told 8 News NOW the Range Rover was not purchased in Las Vegas. The vehicle is described as being black with tinted windows and black rims. It has a dealer plate instead of a license plate. Metro Police described the occupants of the Range Rover as black males. 

Police are gathering surveillance video from hotels and taxi cabs that were near the scene of the shooting and crash.

"There is quite a bit of video available, which at this point in time we are retrieving," Gillespie said. "Not only from in and around the hotel casinos, but the taxi cabs themselves that were at this particular intersection as well."

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