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Philadelphia communities shaken by recent spate of gun violence against teens

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PHILADELPHIA - City leaders and community members called an emergency meeting at the Christy Rec Center Saturday to address the latest surge in deadly shootings against Philadelphia's youth.Cries for serious change echoed from Philadelphia Police and District Attorney Larry Krasner, to community partners and concerned neighbors.

They mourned the loss of young lives and pledged "not one more."  "The loss of Kahree Simmons is painful and traumatic for his family," Philadelphia Councilwoman Jamie Gauthier said.MORE: Police: 16-year-old dead, 2 teens wounded in shooting outside West Philadelphia rec centerInvestigators said 16-year-old Kahree Simmons was shot and killed Thursday while playing basketball with two 15-year-olds at the Christy Rec.

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