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Mayor Kenney to ban guns from Philadelphia recreation spaces amid ongoing violence

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PHILADELPHIA - Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney is set to sign an executive order banning guns from recreation spaces as deadly violence continues to plague the city.Guns and other deadly weapons will be banned from public places across Philadelphia, including recreation center buildings, athletic courts, fields, playgrounds and pools.The order comes just one day after the funeral of recreation worker Tiffany Fletcher, a mother who police say was shot and killed by a teenager earlier this month.Kenney called Fletcher's killing "a brazen and unconscionable act of gun violence.""Tiffany Fletcher—a dedicated, passionate, and driven City employee—was struck by crossfire in the middle of the day doing a job she loved at Millcreek Rec Center in West Philadelphia.," Kenney said.MORE HEADLINES:Last month, five people were injured during a shootout that erupted near another recreation center in West Philadelphia.

Police say six suspects fired almost 100 rounds then lead police on a chase that eventually ended with a crash.The executive order is set to be signed by Kenney at City Hall at 10 a.m.

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