Phila. Police renew effort to solve triple murder

WEST PHILADELPHIA - December 18, 2011

It happened on September 6th in West Philadelphia.

A man, his wife and sister were senselessly gunned down during a robbery in their grocery store.

Commissioner Ramsey is hoping to breathe new life into this case along with the big reward that is being offered.

$25,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest and conviction of the killers.

Philadelphia Police Commissioner and other city leaders have made the case a priority, which is why they were out in force on Sunday trying to spark new leads.

They held signs calling for justice and crowded around the store where Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey says one of the city's most heinous crimes took place.

"These guys are still on the streets, they will rob again and they will probably kill again unless they're off the streets," said Commissioner Ramsey.

For three months, police have been on the hunt for the vicious killers who shot Porfiro Nunez to death, along with his wife Juana and sister, Lina Sanchez. Nunez was the owner of Lorena's Grocery Store; a neighborhood business that he ran with his family.

Investigators have released as many details as possible along with a surveillance video of the two suspects walking toward the store. Another angle shows the men believed to be in their mid-20's running from the store.

"They are a danger to society, they showed what they can do, they killed three people," Commissioner Ramsey said.

The community has been outraged by the triple murder and is waiting for answers, but it appears that all leads have dried up in the case.

"We cannot let people think that it is okay to prey on hardworking business owners," said Philadelphia Councilwoman Maria Quinones-Sanchez."

Sanchez's son, who found his mother dying on the floor, reopened the store.

He did it for the neighborhood that depends on the business, but he is hoping for tips that will lead to his families' killers.

"I'm in pain," said Javish Sanchez. "And I came back to the store and the neighborhood to try to open the store back up, because you know I consider you all my second family."

Calls to the Citizens Commission will remain anonymous. The number to call is 215-546-TIPS.

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