The location where Tupac Shakur was shot

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Tupac Shakur shooting location

This is the location where rap star Tupac Shakur (aka 2Pac) was shot dead.

It is situated at the corner of East Flamingo Road and Koval Lane in Las Vegas, Nevada.

On the night of September 7th, 1996, Shakur and his entourage watched Mike Tyson defeat Bruce Seldon at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

After the bout ended and fans spilled out into the lobby, the group spotted Orlando Anderson, a known Crips gang member who had reportedly assaulted and robbed one of their associates four months prior.

Shakur, who was undoubtedly hyped up from watching the fight, decided to charge at Anderson and punch him. Moments later, members of the rapper's entourage joined in and began kicking the Crips member while he lay on the ground.

Following the attack, the group hurriedly left the MGM Grand.

Although security guards arrived at the scene of the fight and spoke to Anderson, he refused to name his attackers or press any charges.

Later that evening, Shakur, Death Row CEO Suge Knight, and the rest of the entourage jumped in their vehicles and began their journey to Club 662, where Tyson's post-fight party was due to take place.

While they were driving towards the nightclub, they came to a stop at the traffic lights at this intersection on Flamingo Road.

Seconds later, a white Cadillac pulled up on the passenger side of their black BMW and opened fire.

Tupac Shakur's murder
A diagram of the crime scene. The Cadillac pulled up beside Knight's BMW, opened fire, and then turned right onto Koval Lane.

Shakur was shot four times as he attempted to dive into the back seat.

Two bullets struck him in the chest. Knight, on the other hand, was hit by a piece of shrapnel.

Following the shooting, Knight pulled a U-turn and attempted to drive to a hospital. However, police eventually stopped the car at the intersection of Harmon Avenue and Las Vegas Boulevard.

At that point, the wounded rapper was transferred to the University Medical Center of Southern Nevada, where he was later placed in a medically induced coma.

Six days later, on September 13th, 1996, Tupac Shakur passed away due to respiratory failure.

He was only 25 years old.

Tupac Shakur shooting location

The address and the GPS coordinates for this location are as follows:


East Flamingo Road, Las Vegas, Nevada, NV 89109, USA


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GPS coordinates

The latitude and longitude coordinates for the intersection are:

36.114387, -115.164320


The traffic lights are at the intersection between Flamingo Road and Koval Lane.


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East Flamingo Road and Koval Lane

This is an aerial photograph of the intersection between East Flamingo Road and Koval Lane.

The red arrow highlights the direction 2Pac and his entourage were driving when they stopped at the traffic lights.

Orlando Anderson

Orlando Anderson

A Compton gang member named Orlando Anderson is one of the prime suspects behind the shooting of Tupac Shakur.

In May 1996, Anderson and some of his associates allegedly assaulted and robbed a member of Shakur's entourage at a Foot Locker store.

It is believed that this attack sparked the fight at the MGM Grand.

In May 1998, Anderson was shot dead during a gang shootout at a car wash in Compton, Los Angeles. Two other men were also killed in the shooting, which started over a dispute about money.

Anderson was the nephew of a South Side Compton Crips member named Duane "Keefe D" Davis.

During a prooffer session with LAPD detectives in 2009, Davis confessed that he was sitting in the white Cadillac when Anderson rolled down the window and opened fire on Shakur.

On September 29th, 2023, Davis was arrested and charged in connection with the murder.

Keefe D

Tupac murder suspects

Duane "Keefe D" Davis said that he was driving in the white Cadillac with his nephew, Orlando Anderson, and two other South Side Crip members named Terrence Brown and DeAndre "Big Dre" Smith.

Davis claimed that Anderson pulled the trigger. However, a gang affiliate testified in court that it was actually "Big Dre" Smith who fired on Shakur. According to the testimony, Anderson didn't have a clear shot. Consequently, he passed the gun to Smith.

Note that Davis sometimes spells his nickname as "Keffe D".

2Pac's last photo

2Pac's last photo

Image source: Leonard Jefferson

This was the last photograph of Shakur.

A man named Leonard Jefferson took it just moments before the shooting took place.

Jefferson said that he snapped the photo at the intersection between Las Vegas Boulevard and East Harmon Avenue.

When 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 Shakur is wearing a green satin basketball jersey. After hearing about the assault at the MGM Grand, his girlfriend, Kidada Jones, implored him to wear a bulletproof vest. However, he refused to do so because it was too warm.

Had he taken her advice, it is likely that he would have survived.

Coordinates: 36.107912, -115.172798

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Club 662 location

Club 662 location

The entourage was traveling 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 had been planned for the evening, and 2Pac was due to perform at midnight.

Coordinates: 36.115026, -115.130121

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The route Tupac took in Vegas

The route Tupac took in Vegas

This is the route that Shakur 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 traveling 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 Shakur and Suge Knight left the Luxor Hotel.

In his confession, "Keefe D" claimed that he, Orlando Anderson, and two other Crip members were heading south on Las Vegas Boulevard when they saw Knight's black BMW driving in the opposite direction.

After noticing the car, they performed an illegal U-turn and began following it in the heavy traffic.

Koval Lane

Koval Lane

Following the shooting, the white Cadillac fled south on Koval Lane towards Tropicana Avenue.

Harmon Avenue

Harmon Avenue

Despite suffering a head wound from a ricochet bullet, 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.

It is worth pointing out that all of the photographs of Shakur's BMW were taken at this location, not the intersection where he was shot.

Coordinates: 36.109021, -115.173168

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University Medical Center

2pac hospital

Shakur was rushed to the University Medical Center on Wellness Way.

A hospital spokesperson stated that his injuries were "very severe" and "very traumatic."

The medical team at UMC was forced to sedate the rapper and place him in a medically induced coma after he repeatedly attempted to get out of his hospital bed.

While he was fighting for his life, TV crews and fans stood outside the hospital. Members of his entourage also maintained a presence in case his attackers attempted to "finish the job."

On September 9th, Shakur underwent a series of operations to remove his right lung. Four days later, on September 13th, he 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 4.03 p.m.

The rapper's death came as a huge shock to many.

In 1994, he survived being shot five times at the Quad Studios in New York. Consequently, many people expected him to pull through again.

Coordinates: 36.161611, -115.167785

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Image source: Google Maps

This Google Street View image of the traffic lights at Flamingo Road was taken in December 2022.

The shooter pulled up on the passenger side of the BMW, opened fire, and then drove south along Koval Lane (red arrow).

One of the bullets struck Shakur in the lung.

2Pac memorial

2Pac Memorial

A utility pole at the intersection has been turned into a makeshift memorial for 2Pac.

It is situated beside the billboard on the southern side of Flamingo Road.

Recently, there have been calls for the city to create an official memorial for the slain rapper.

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