Police ID White Room Shooting Victims, Ask for Help
On Monday, a dispute -- perhaps over parking -- outside hipster-central Overtown club White Room turned shockingly violent.
Two teenage girls trying to park on North Miami Avenue were pinned into their parking spot by an enraged SUV driver and peppered with gunfire.
Reports originally suggested the violence was tied to an argument over the parking space, but witnesses tell Crossfade's Dominic Sirianni that the SUV had been tailing the girls for some time before the attack.
This morning, police identified the victims and filled in some of the gaps on how the attack went down.
Charlene Zatroch, a 19-year-old, was parking her Saturn when a man ran from a white Cadillac Escalade toward her car with a gun in hand, says Officer Jeffrey Giordano, a Miami PD spokesman. Zatroch rolled up her window, catching the gunman's hand inside the car. He pulled out his hand and unloaded several rounds into the Saturn before running off.
Zatroch was hit under the right shoulder, Giordano says. Her passenger, 19-year-old Chelsea Whitaker, escaped the bullets. An ambulance took Zatroch to Jackson Memorial Hospital, where she's in stable condition today.
The police need help finding the white Escalade, which has tinted windows and front and rear damage from pinning Zatroch's car, Giordano says. Anyone with info should call 305-471-TIPS.
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