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Police unveil plan to improve recreation center following triple shooting

SOUTHWEST PHILADELPHIA - Philadelphia's 18th District says residents will see changes at a recreation center where a triple shooting left a teen dead last month.A family out at Christy Recreation Center on a beautiful spring evening.

Just outside the gate Philadelphia police van with officers keeps a watchful eye. This is a court at the same center where 16-year-old Kahree Simmons was shot and killed and two others hurt in the shooting three weeks ago.

It’s one of several shootings at recreation centers in the city in recent weeks. "We want to transform these rec centers into active places where the community really has a stake in its safety and what goes on," 18th District Police Captain Matt Gillespie said.Gillespie has been working for.

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