If you've ever hit up White Room, the Vagabond, or other sundry hip clubs around Overtown, you know the parking situation is usually less than ideal.
You either pony up to pay for lot parking or slip a few bucks to the homeless-looking dudes hanging around the street spots for "protection." And you don't exactly feel great about your security either way.
The worst-case scenario happened to a 19-year-old clubgoer and her friend last night outside White Room, where a fight over a parking spot led to gunfire.
The fight began when the 19-year-old tried to back her Saturn into a space around 1:30 a.m. in the 1400 block of North Miami Avenue. This apparently enraged two men in a white SUV who wanted the same spot, according to Napier Velazquez, a Miami Police spokesman.
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The SUV bumped the Saturn and then swung around to block it into the space. One man ran out of the SUV, trying to pull on a ski mask but eventually giving up.
He fired several shots into the Saturn, Velazquez says, hitting the driver at least once. Then the SUV sped away.
The driver remains in serious but stable condition this morning, Velazquez says. Police haven't yet identified her or her passenger.
Anyone with info about the shooting should call 305-471-TIPS.