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Driver shot, killed with children in car identified

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A bullet hole was left on a passenger side door after three-vehicle crash on Jan. 21, 2014. (FOX5) A bullet hole was left on a passenger side door after three-vehicle crash on Jan. 21, 2014. (FOX5)
Emergency vehicles on the scene of a three-car crash and shooting on Tropicana Avenue on Jan. 21, 2014, in this viewer-submitted image. (FOX5 Report It) Emergency vehicles on the scene of a three-car crash and shooting on Tropicana Avenue on Jan. 21, 2014, in this viewer-submitted image. (FOX5 Report It)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

The person killed during a shooting and crash that police described as the result of possible road rage Tuesday evening was identified Wednesday morning.

Las Vegas Metro police said they were called to the intersection of Rainbow Boulevard and Tropicana Avenue about 5:20 p.m. after someone reported a three-car crash.

Officers said that when they arrived they found a man involved in the wreck had been shot in the chest. They said there were also two children in the car with the injured man, but they were not hurt.

The man, who was identified by the Clark County Coroner's Office as 26-year-old Cleottus Harvey, of Las Vegas, was taken to University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

Police said it appears Harvey was shot and then crashed into the other two vehicles.

Police said it appeared Harvey was stopped at a red light on westbound Tropicana when a dark-colored compact car pulled up beside the passenger side of his vehicle.

The driver of the compact car, only identified as a white man, had been speeding and driving recklessly, according to witnesses.

Harvey and the shooter began arguing. Shortly thereafter, the shooter produced a handgun and fired several shots at Harvey's vehicle.

Police said it is not clear if the argument stemmed from road rage or an earlier incident between Harvey and the shooter.

Investigators said they are still looking for the gunman.

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