SMH: Two Teenagers Gunned Down In South Philly

SMH: Two Teenagers Gunned Down In South PhillyAt some point I really hope we as a people can learn how to solve an altercation without turning to violence, especially when it comes to guns.Two teens who were shot and killed in South Philadelphia last night have been identified.

Caleer Miller and Salvatore DiNubile, both 16, were on the 2300 block of S. 12th Street at 8:24 p.m. when an argument broke out between two groups of teens, police said.At least one gunman opened fire and shot both victims in the chest and then fled the scene.The teens were both taken to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital where doctors pronounced them dead a short time later. "It's just one of those tragic mixes when fights happen. Years ago it used to be with fists," a Philadelphia police spokesman said.Police could not confirm whether Miller and DiNubile were the intended targets.Miller, who lived on Dorrance Street, was just one month into his junior year at a new high school - Mastery Charter School Thomas Campus in South Philadelphia. Teachers described him as an active and engaged student who made friends quickly. He worked in the neighborhood and was volunteered in his church and the local YMCA, Mastery said.Counselors will be available for both students and staff coping with Miller's death, Mastery said.DiNubile lived near where the shooting took place. He was a junior at St. Joseph's Preparatory School and a member of the hockey team, school officials said. Parents were notified of DiNubile's death and a closed church service was held at the school Wednesday morning. -(NBC Philadelphia)

Rest in peace to these kids! 

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