Suspect in West Kensington double homicide arrested

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

WEST KENSINGTON (WPVI) -- Philadelphia police have arrested the suspect in a shooting earlier this month in West Kensington that left two men dead and a teenager critically injured.

Ativa Jackson, 19, was arrested around 12:45 p.m. Thursday in the 5200 block of Howland Street.

He is charged with two counts of murder and related offenses.

Jackson resides in the same block where the shooting occurred, the 100 block of West Wishart Street.

Officers were called to the scene around 5:48 p.m. on Sunday, January 3rd.

There they found three victims.

47-year-old Richard DaVilla and 21-year-old Raul Rodriguez were both found on the street suffering gunshot wounds. They were taken to Temple University hospital where both were pronounced dead.

A 17-year-old boy was found in a nearby home with a gunshot wound to the face. He was taken to the hospital in critical condition.