Vegas Chimp Shooting Breaks Hearts on Twitter

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Vegas Chimp Shooting Breaks Hearts on Twitter
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Car chases are so last week. Thursday, Twitter rubberneckers found themselves transfixed by two chimps on the run in Las Vegas.

A live video stream from broadcasted the chase to the masses. In the end, one chimpanzee was tranquilzed and contained. Vegas police shot and killed the other escaped primate.

Officials urged residents to stay in their cars and homes. Currently, it’s not clear where the chimpanzees came from.

In the Storify below, you can watch the Twittersphere's reaction to the events. There were playful jests during the chase, celebration when the first chimpanzee was captured, sadness when the second was killed, and black humor in the aftermath.

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