Police: 17-Year-Old Boy Shot, Killed Near Rec Center In Philadelphia's Kingsessing Neighborhood

Dan Koob reports.

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- Back to our top headlines, now. Another teenager is shot and killed in the city of Philadelphia this time in the Kingsessings neighborhood. This is the second time in just 24 hours that a shooting happened at a recreation center as well. Eyewitness News reporter Dan Koob is live at police headquarters for us this morning with the very latest. Good morning, Dan.

DAN KOOB: Jan, it's unfortunately another example of the gun violence epidemic that is consuming minors in the city of Philadelphia. This, happening around 8:00 PM last night, as you mentioned the Kingsessing section of our city, a 17-year-old shot in the chest and pronounced dead a short time later, around the Francis Meyers Rec Center .

This, on the heels of three more teens shot earlier in the week at the Christy Rec Center where a 15-year-old boy shot and killed as well. That shooting also included 15-- two 15-year-olds injured in the shooting. Those two shootings, wrapped around statements from the mayor and police chief trying to address the violence amongst the minors in Philly coming off a year in which over 100 minors were shot. Commissioner Danielle Outlaw, saying police will show an increased presence in areas that have experienced more Violence.

COMMISSIONER DANIELLE OUTLAW: Whether you're a barber, you're a stylist, you're an elder, or a grandparent, a mother, a play mother, a play auntie, a cousin, a nephew, an uncle, old head, however you want to be referred to, please, please come together with us. Work with us, so we can be proactive.

MAYOR JIM KENNEY: Beginning next Wednesday at noon, our administration will host regular, biweekly public briefings to share investigation updates, strategies under way to address this public health crisis, and create safe, healthy communities. We will be candid about our challenges, and transparent about the solutions and resources we're bringing to bear to reduce violence across the city.

DAN KOOB: Commissioner Outlaw pleading with the neighborhoods and communities to come together and, she says, do better. Live this morning, outside police headquarters, Dan Koob, CBS 3 Eyewitness News.

- That's right, they also need eyewitnesses to step forward. OK, Dan, thank you so much.