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Oakland rapper killed in Las Vegas Strip shooting

One of the victims in a spectacular predawn shooting and crash on the Las Vegas Strip has been identified as Kenneth Cherry Jr., an aspiring rapper known as Kenny Clutch.

Las Vegas Strip Deadly ShootingHis attorney, Vicki Greco, said his death was shocking.

“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,” Greco said.

“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.” Cherry had two children, she said.

According to his Facebook page, Cherry is from Oakland and lived in Las Vegas.

He died early Thursday morning when bullets fired from a black Range Rover peppered his Maserati, authorities said.

They said Cherry and the occupants of the Range Rover had left the Aria resort hotel and were heading north on Las Vegas Boulevard at 4:20 a.m., an hour when the casino marquees shine brightly but the gambling thoroughfare is largely empty. At Harmon Avenue, occupants inside the Range Rover opened fire on the Maserati, police said.

Read more at latimes.com.

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