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Las Vegas - February 21

1. Wide shot of cell phone of car burning on the Strip

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Oakland, California - February 22

2. SOUNDBITE: Kenneth Cherry, Sr., Father of Kenny "Clutch" Cherry (shooting victim):"My son did not have a gun. I want to get that clear. There were no guns in the car with him and his friend. This was all over some hearsay."

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3. Photo of shooting victim Kenny Cherry

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Oakland, California - February 22

4. SOUNDBITE: Kenneth Cherry, Sr., Father of Kenny "Clutch" Cherry (shooting victim): "This is something that you never really, really ever want to experience as a parent... to lose a child (crying)"

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5. SOUNDBITE: Ramona Wilkins, Godmother of Kenny "Clutch" Cherry (shooting victim): "I'm concerned with this black-on-black male crime. We have gone over the top with it and I don't know what it's about because, for the most part, we should not be killing each other."

6. SOUNDBITE: Kenneth Cherry, Sr., Father of Kenny "Clutch" Cherry (shooting victim):"It's a big thing and Las Vegas is not going to stand by and let this go by"

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Las Vegas - February 21

7. Wide shot of cell phone of car burning on the Strip

STORYLINE:

Kenny Cherry was an aspiring rapper who moved from the Bay Area to Las Vegas to pursue his career.

His music videos online show him cruising the neon-lit Las Vegas Strip in his Maserati.

Cherry's life --along with that of a taxi driver and the cab's passengers-- ended in gunfire, a fiery crash and an explosion before dawn Thursday in that same place.

Jogger Erik Lackey snapped a cellphone photo of the blazing scene moments after the crash.

Black smoke billowed from the flaming taxi, amid popping sounds from the fire.

As investigators Friday tried to find the gunman in a black Range Rover SUV who triggered the shocking chain of events, families and friends tried

to grasp the blink-of-an-eye finality of it all. Cherry's father, Kenneth Cherry Sr., of Emeryville, Calif., said he was struggling to handle his grief.

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