PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Philadelphia police are investigating the shooting death of two teens in South Philadelphia on Tuesday night.
It happened around 8:30 p.m. in the 2300 block of South 12th Street near the highway.READ MORE: New Jersey Officials Recommending All Residents Wear Masks Indoors In Certain Situations
Police say two 16-year-old boys suffered fatal gunshot wounds to the chest. Both were transported to the hospital where they later died.
One of the teens was identified as 16-year-old Sal DiNubile. He was a junior at St. Joe’s Prep and was on the hockey team. The other teen was identified as 16-year-old Caleer Miller.
Caleer was a junior at Mastery Charter Schools.
“Although he’d only been a Thomas student for just one month, he was starting to make friends and was very engaged in class. He also worked in the neighborhood and was active in his church and the YMCA. As we cope with the loss, we are offering counseling and support to students and staff. Our thoughts and prayers are with Caleer’s family,” the school said in a statement.
Police say the shooting stemmed from an argument from two groups of kids who were known to each other. Police say a gunman shot Sal and Caleer during the argument.READ MORE: Eviction Moratorium: What Happens To Renters When The CDC Ban Expires?
They were pronounced dead at Jefferson University Hospital shortly after 9 p.m.
Police say there may have been at least six kids present for the shooting.
“The investigation is still very much active. We are still working on identifying people involved and people present,” said Capt. John Ryan during a Wednesday afternoon press conference.
Sal’s friend, Pete Delisi, says he heard the shots and immediately ran out of his house.
“I heard the shots from my house and I ran out and seen Sal lying on the pavement, he’s my best friend. And I just tried to do what I could, that was really it. The cops came, it was sad, it was really bad.
No arrests have been made.MORE NEWS: CBS3 EXCLUSIVE: SEPTA Surveillance Cameras Capture Security Guard Brutally Attacking Passenger
Anyone with any information is asked to call police at 215-686-TIPS.