Kenny Clutch

Aspiring rapper Kenny Clutch was pronounced dead Thursday after being targeted in a drive-by shooting along the Las Vegas Strip that ended in a car crash that killed two others and injured another four.

Per CNN, the 27-year-old Clutch, whose real name is Kenneth Cherry Jr., was driving his Maserati along Las Vegas Boulevard when an occupant in a black Range Rover opened fire on the rapper's vehicle.

Clutch's Maserati proceeded to careen down Las Vegas Boulevard before slamming into a cab, which subsequently burst into flames.

The cab driver and his passenger were both reportedly killed. A passenger in Clutch's Maserati and three others were supposedly injured in the incident.

According to local police, the shooting may have been spurred by an altercation that happened earlier outside the Aria Hotel and Casino.

"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," Clutch's attorney, Vicki Greco, told CNN.

"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." Clutch reportedly had two children.

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