Teen, 17, killed in Philadelphia, 3rd teen slain in 3 days


PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police say another teenager has been shot and killed in Philadelphia, the third teen in two days amid spiraling violence in the city that has officials vowing efforts to curb the mayhem.

Police said the 17-year-old youth was shot in the chest near a recreation center in the Kingsessing neighborhood of southwest Philadelphia at about 8 p.m.

He died less than a half-hour later at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

The shooting occurred almost exactly 24 hours after 16-year-old Kahree Simmons was shot and killed at a west Philadelphia recreation center. A 15-year-old girl and a 15-year-old boy sustained graze wounds.


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