Shooting at South Philly House Linked to Slayings of Two Teens Earlier in Week

A person of interest sought by police for questioning in a double homicide Tuesday night lives at the house struck by gunfire.

A gunman shot up the South Philadelphia home Friday morning of a person of interest in the murders of two 16-year-old boys earlier in the week, police said.

Numerous bullet holes marked the front of the home, which NBC10 is not identifying because the person of interest is a juvenile and has not been named by police.

"No one was struck by gunfire," Police Commissioner Richard Ross said later Friday of the newest shooting.

The shooting occurred in the midst of an ongoing search by detectives for suspects in slayings of the teens Tuesday night during an argument near 12th and Ritner streets.

Philadelphia police said late Thursday night they wanted to question a South Philadelphia boy, but did not call the teen a suspect.

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Caleer Miller and Salvatore DiNubile, both high school juniors, were shot in the chest Tuesday night near 12th and Ritner streets in South Philadelphia. Both died a short time later.

Police have been working to identify six possible suspects.

While the investigation was ongoing, a shooting occurred early Friday morning at the South Philly home of the person of interest, Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross said. "No one was struck by gunfire" in the Friday shooting, Ross said.

Dozens had gathered Thursday night at the Chew playground to remember Caleer Miller. 

"It's just very senseless," Caleer Miller Sr. said at the vigil for his son. "It wasn't meant for him. He's a really good kid... I lost half of myself."

Nearly 1,000 people attended a vigil at the shooting scene Wednesday night. The boys were both high school juniors with Miller newly enrolled at Mastery Charter School and DiNubile at St. Joseph's Preparatory School.


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Funeral arrangements have been revealed for Salvatore DiNubile. A viewing will be held Saturday at the Epiphany of Our Lord Church located at 11th and Jackson streets in Philadelphia will be held starting at 8:30 a.m. followed by a funeral mass at 11 a.m. DiNubile will then be buried at Locustwood Memorial Park in Cherry Hill.

CORRECTION (Oct. 26, 2017 at 3:35 p.m.): An earlier version of this article stated that two people had been taken into custody in connection with the shooting deaths of two teens in South Philadelphia Tuesday night. Philadelphia police now say that is not the case. The investigation remains ongoing.

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