The location where Tupac Shakur was shot.
Crime Scene Location in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States.
This is the Las Vegas intersection where rap star Tupac Shakur (2Pac) was gunned down in 1996.
On September 7th, 1996, Tupac, Death Row CEO Suge Knight and the rest of their entourage were traveling to a nightclub called Club 662.
Earlier that evening, the group had watched Mike Tyson defeat Bruce Seldon at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. The post-fight party was due to take place at Club 662.
While they were driving east along Flamingo Road towards the nightclub, they came to a stop at the traffic lights by this intersection.
Shortly afterwards, a white Cadillac pulled up on the driver's side of their black BMW and opened fire.
Tupac was shot four times as he attempted to jump into the back seat, with two of the bullets hitting him in the chest.
Following the shooting, Suge Knight attempted to drive to a hospital. However, the vehicle was eventually pulled over by police at the intersection between Las Vegas Boulevard and Harmon Avenue.
The wounded rapper was then transferred to the University Medical Center of Southern Nevada, where he was placed into a medically-induced coma.
Six days later, on September 13th, Tupac Shakur passed away due to respiratory failure. He was 25 years old.
Where was Tupac shot?
Below, you will find the address and the GPS coordinates for this location.
The GPS coordinates for the intersection are as follows.
- Latitude: 36.114387
- Longitude: -115.164320
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The full address for this location is:
East Flamingo Road
The traffic lights are at the intersection between Flamingo Road and Koval Lane.
Photos of the intersection and other related images.
This is an aerial photograph of the intersection between East Flamingo Road and Koval Lane. The red arrow indicates the direction that 2Pac and his entourage were coming from when they stopped at the traffic lights.
A Compton gang member named Orlando Anderson is the prime suspect behind the shooting of Tupac Shakur.
In May of 1996, Anderson and some of his associates assaulted a member of Tupac's entourage at a Foot Locker store. They also stole a gold medallion from him.
It is believed that this robbery sparked the assault at the MGM Grand.
In May of 1998, Anderson was shot dead during a gang shootout at a carwash in Compton, Los Angeles. Two other men were also killed in the shooting, which started over a dispute about money.
2Pac's last photo.
This is the last photograph of Tupac Shakur.
It was taken by a man called Leonard Jefferson just moments before the shooting took place. According to Jefferson, he snapped this photo at the intersection between Las Vegas Boulevard and East Harmon Avenue.
After the traffic lights turned green, the entourage continued north on Las Vegas Boulevard before turning right onto East Flamingo Road.
In the photo, you can see that Tupac is wearing a green satin basketball jersey. After hearing about the assault at the MGM Grand, Tupac's girlfriend Kidada Jones implored him to wear a bulletproof vest. However, he refused to do so because it was too warm.
If he had taken her advice, it is likely that he would have survived.
Coordinates: 36.107912, -115.172798
The location of Club 662.
The entourage was travelling to Club 662 at 1700 East Flamingo Road when the shooting occurred.
At the time, the nightclub was owned by Suge Knight. An after-fight party was planned for the evening, and 2Pac was due to perform at midnight.
Coordinates: 36.115026, -115.130121
The route Tupac took in Vegas.
This is the route that Tupac and his entourage took that night.
Shortly before 11 p.m., they left the Luxor Hotel and headed north on Las Vegas Boulevard. They then turned right onto East Flamingo Road.
After travelling east along Flamingo Road for about half a mile, they stopped at the traffic lights by Koval Lane. It was at this point that a white Cadillac pulled up beside them and opened fire.
In total, the route is only 2.3 miles long. This means that the shooting occurred relatively soon after Tupac and Suge left the Luxor Hotel.
It is possible that his assailants were scoping out the hotel beforehand and waiting for the entourage to leave.
Traffic was very heavy that night, so the gunmen may have had to queue up and follow Suge's black BMW for a while until they finally spotted an opening.
Their destination that night was also common knowledge.
Suge Knight owned Club 662, and 2Pac performed there on a number of occasions. In other words, it didn't take a genius to figure out which route they were going to take.
Following the shooting, the white Cadillac fled south on Koval Lane towards Tropicana Avenue.
Despite suffering a head wound from a ricochet bullet, Suge Knight was still able to drive. Immediately after the shooting, he did a U-turn on Flamingo Road and drove back in the direction that they originally came from.
The car was then pulled over by police at the intersection between Las Vegas Boulevard and Harmon Avenue.
Coordinates: 36.109021, -115.173168
University Medical Center.
This is the hospital that Tupac was brought to.
According to a hospital spokesperson, Shakur's injuries were "very severe" and "very traumatic."
After the rapper repeatedly attempted to get out of his hospital bed, the medical team at UMC decided to sedate him and place him in a medically-induced coma.
While Shakur was fighting for his life, TV crews and fans stood outside of the hospital. Members of his entourage also maintained a presence in case his attackers attempted to return and "finish the job".
On September 9th, the rapper underwent a series of operations to remove his right lung.
Four days later, on September 13th, Tupac went into cardiac arrest due to respiratory failure. Although doctors attempted to revive him, they were unable to put a stop to his internal bleeding.
Consequently, his mother, Afeni Shakur, decided to cease medical treatment.
Tupac Shakur was pronounced dead at exactly 16:03.
Coordinates: 36.161611, -115.167785
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