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Detectives Consider Multiple Shooters in Cheryl Drive Homicides

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CORPUS CHRISTI (Kiii News) -

Detectives working the case of the Cheryl Drive shooting that killed two children on Sunday night are considering the possibility of multiple shooters based on the number of rounds fired into the home.

It was shortly after 11 p.m. Sunday when approximately 30 rounds were fired into the home on the 4700 block of Cheryl Drive. Family members were gathered for a birthday party that night and were sitting down to open presents when six-year old Nevaeh Oliva was shot in the chest and her cousin, two-year old Lilliana Valent, were shot in the head.

The girls were rushed to the hospital, where they were both pronounced dead.

Corpus Christi Police Chief Floyd Simpson said Tuesday that officers have been pulled from other duties in order to assist in the investigation. At first believed they were looking for a single suspect, and that it was likely a drive-by shooting; but that is no longer the case.

"We do think that possibly there was more than one person that was involved due to the number of bullets and bullet holes that were seen throughout the home," CCPD Captain Mike Alanis said.

Police no longer thing it was drive-by shooting, either, because no other houses were hit.

According to authorities, there is little crime in the Cheryl Street neighborhood, but they have been called out to that home several times in the past.

"It's actually very, very quiet," Alanis said. "We had been to that home in particular, not necessarily to that family, for the last few years. There's been about 10 calls there, but mostly for loud music."

No suspects have been arrested or identified. If you have any information that can help police, please call Crime Stoppers at 361-888-8477.