May 7, 2007 / 4:41 PM / 12 years ago

Explosion kills man in Vegas outside Luxor hotel

Snow caps the Spring Mountains at sunset west of the Luxor (L) and Excalibur hotel-casinos on the Las Vegas Strip in this November 22, 2004 file photo. A man was killed by an explosive device atop his car outside a Las Vegas hotel on Monday in what police said they were investigating as a grudge murder. REUTERS/Las Vegas Sun/Ethan Miller

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A man was killed by an explosive device on top of his car outside a Las Vegas hotel on Monday in what police suspected was a targeted murder.

The blast occurred shortly after 4 a.m. inside the parking structure of the pyramid-style Luxor hotel after the victim noticed an object on top of his car and attempted to move it, Las Vegas police spokesman Bill Cassell said. The victim later died in a hospital.

“We believe the victim was the intended target of this,” Cassell said, adding that a second person with the victim was not injured. “This is being treated as a homicide in which the weapon used to cause death is a non-traditional weapon.”

Both individuals worked at the hotel, Cassell said.

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