PROVIDENCE, R.I. (CBS/AP) — Police say the Massachusetts woman killed and another woman injured in a shooting outside a Providence nightclub were not the intended targets.
Maj. David Lapatin on Monday identified the woman killed just before 2 a.m. Sunday as 19-year-old Berta Perreira-Roldan, of Revere, Massachusetts. He says she had just turned 19 last week and was out celebrating when she was fatally shot.
The woman injured was identified as 38-year-old Crystal Peloquin, of North Providence. She is expected to survive.
The victims did not know each other.
Lapatin says Peloquin was talking with two men who may have been the intended targets of the shooter.
Friends and family members gathered at a memorial outside the teen’s home on Haddon Street in Revere Monday night.
“She was literally my sister, she was always there for me,” said Laura Suarez. “Whenever I was going broke she would help me out.”
Alexis Chafin was with Perreira-Roldan when she was shot and killed from a single gunshot to the back.
“And then we heard gunshots and she fell to the floor, and I don’t even know what happened,” Chafin said.
Berta’s family believes police have some surveillance video to work with but aren’t sure how much it reveals.
They’re hoping for a quick arrest but are now more focused now on planning a funeral.
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