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Las Vegas Police Search for Reason Why Pedestrians were Mowed Down by Driver

December 21, 2015  | 

Lakeisha N. Holloway, a homeless woman reportedly living in her car is being held on murder. (Photo: Las Vegas Metro PD)
Lakeisha N. Holloway, a homeless woman reportedly living in her car is being held on murder. (Photo: Las Vegas Metro PD)

A 24-year-old woman who’d been living in a car with her 3-year-old daughter in Las Vegas killed one person and injured nearly three dozen others Sunday evening when she steered the vehicle onto a crowded Strip sidewalk at least twice, authorities said.

Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo said this morning that officials were still unclear why the driver, Lakeisha N. Holloway, allegedly plowed into pedestrians on the Strip. Lombardo said that although he did not believe the tragedy was an act of terrorism, that possibility hadn’t been completely ruled out, pending a more extensive review of Holloway’s background.

Speaking at a news conference carried live by CNN, Lombardo described a horrific scene in which pedestrians were struck by the car while others jumped on the vehicle, pounded on the windshield and tried to open the doors in an attempt to subdue Holloway. The Clark County coroner identified the woman who died as Jessica Valenzuela, 32, of Buckeye, Ariz., and officials said 35 pedestrians were injured, the Las Vegas Sun reports.

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Comments (5)

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Concerned Citizen @ 12/21/2015 6:48 PM

This is proof that Cars are Weapons. Why doesn't Obama want to take Cars away from Angry Black Women?? If it was a White Dude that went on a Rampage with a Gun, Obama would want to have one of his.. Die-er Side Chats... about how Guns kill people. All the while he's ignored the Arms he's given to Muslim Terror Groups, and sent them across the Border. So Border agents die. along with Mexicans...

Percy @ 12/21/2015 7:02 PM

@Concerned Citizen
An anti Obama tirade over this?
Sounds like someone needs a time out and a nap.
By the way guns don't kill people it's those little bullets.
The guns just make them go a lot faster, and that isn't Obama's fault.

Tbow426 @ 12/22/2015 5:05 AM

Concerned citizen is right. People will always find a way to kill other people. Outlaw guns and other means will be found. Scary feeling to be in fear of your life or lives of your family with no form of defense except empty hands. God made man but Sam Colt made them equal.

JJ @ 12/22/2015 11:46 AM

Once again, Percy proves he is an idiot.

Percy @ 12/22/2015 2:23 PM

@JJ
Yes dear, I hope your police reports are a little more detailed.

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