By Alexandria Hoff

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia police have named a person of interest in the shooting death of two teens earlier this week.

Authorities tell CBS3 a search is underway for a person they believe to be involved in the killings of  Caleer Miller and Sal Denubile, both 16 years old.

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A private surveillance video obtained by CBS3 shows young people fleeing the area following gunfire.

The shooting happened feet from the home that Denubile shared with his family, where flowers, candles and messages of love now rest.

“It’s not like Sal lived his whole life,” Chris Martin, a friend of Denubile, said during a vigil on Thursday night. “Sal wasn’t even my age and I haven’t lived my life. I got so many years ahead of me let alone him. He was 16 years old.”

Caleer Miller is just as young and just as missed.

Balloons were released in the name of both teens.

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“There’s two lives lost,” Elnora Blalock said. “There’s no difference between color. They are still sisters and brothers. God created all, so we are praying for them because they lost their son too.”

A viewing for Sal Denubile will be held 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Epiphany of Our Lord Church, South 11th & Jackson Streets. The funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. at Int. Locustwood Mem. Park, Cherry Hill, N.J.

Flowers donations to Epiphany of Our Lord Church are preferred.

Anyone with any information in connection with the killings is asked to call police at 215-686-TIPS.

 

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