This moment was truly indescribable; it certainly stole the joy right out of our trip.
It was just crazy like an action scene straight out of The Fast and The Furious.
We just left a nice club in the Bellagio and were headed down Las Vegas Blvd to find another place to eat when we heard gunshots.
I thought it may have been the radio until I saw a Maserati and a Range Rover rolling through the intersection and shooting in front of us.
The Range Rover got away and the Maserati caused a major accident where a taxi was hit and a few other cars ahead of us.
The taxi immediately burst into flames.
We turned at the intersection to avoid the accident then parked at the corner to run back to the scene for help.
We heard the screams from inside the vehicle.
A crowd quickly formed and I remember people tried to help but the flames were out of control.
We all just helplessly watched in shock and utter horror.
Eventually the screaming stopped and I knew it was over for the people in the taxi.
The Maserati that caused this accident was mangled and I saw one seriously injured man pulled out of the wreckage but another man was shot dead inside.
After we left this scene, our trip was mostly sour.
We stayed in our room and watched the news for a while.
The story was on the TV all day and it kept getting worse.
We learned that the taxi driver recently moved to Las Vegas for the sole purposes of supporting his elderly grandmother, who was inaudible in her interview due to hysterical crying.
We also learned that the passenger just arrived to Vegas and was picked up from the airport by this taxi but officials were unable to identify their body because it was burnt beyond recognition.
To top it off, we learned that the shooters were in the Bellagio with us and that this whole ordeal began over hip hop and prostitution.
I was pretty devastated to take a vacation and witness senseless acts of violence.
We dabbled in some gambling the next day but we left soon after this happened and I have yet to return to Vegas.
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