SOUTH PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) —
On Saturday, 16-year-old Salvatore Dinubile was laid to rest.
The line for his service at the Epiphany of Our Lord Catholic Church wrapped around the corner.
The crowd of support for his family spilled out onto the street.
As we’ve heard all week, those who knew him only had good things to say.
Frank Kelly of South Philadelphia said, “He was a great kid, always first to greet you, always had something nice to say about you.”
Pete Pacheco of South Philadelphia added, “He was like a brother to me. I just can’t believe it was him.”
The service today comes after Dinubile and another 16-year-old, Caleer Miller, were gunned down this past Tuesday.
It happened at the intersection of 12th and Ritner.
The moments directly after, as others scattered, it was caught on security video.
Police say the shooter is 16-year-old Brandon Olivieri.
Friday night, Olivieri turned himself into Police Headquarters.
He hid his face then hugged two friends in what may have been his last moments of freedom.
At this point there’s been no word on a motive for why police say Olivieri pulled the trigger.
We spoke with many now frustrated and confused why things had to come to this.
“Why do you gotta take someone’s life? You can’t just talk it out and be grown men,” said Pacheco.
Now Olivieri is charged for killing both teens.
Yesterday before he turned himself in, his home on Juniper Street was shot into multiple times.
A violent few days that many hope is over with.
“I hope a lot of people can learn from this and hopefully South Philly can change,” said Kelly.
Marco Pirollo of South Philadelphia added, “We’re supposed to be the City of Brotherly Love, what happened? What down the line made us not love?”
“As the mourning process continues, the message down here from so many, especially so many young people, is that the violence stops.
The alleged shooter, 16-year-old Brandon Olivier is being held without bail. His preliminary hearing is set for November 15.
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