Bold Playground Shooting in North Philly

More than two dozen people were on a North Philadelphia playground when a gunmen opened fire on an 18-year-old man.

By Jackie Gailey and Kelly Bayliss
|  Tuesday, Sep 11, 2012  |  Updated 9:51 AM EDT
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Police are looking for a man wearing a multi-colored sweater in connection with the shooting that killed an 18-year-old outside the Cecil B. Moore Rec Center.

NBC10, Jesse Gary

Police are looking for a man wearing a multi-colored sweater in connection with the shooting that killed an 18-year-old outside the Cecil B. Moore Rec Center.

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Deadly Playground Shooting in N. Philly

Police say a gunman opened fire at a crowded playground at the Cecil B. Moore Recreation Center in North Philadelphia. An 18-year-old man was killed. NBC10's Katy Zachry reports.
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Shots rang out outside a crowded North Philadelphia rec center on Monday evening, killing an 18-year-old male.

Kharee Tillman was shot in the chest on a playground at the Cecil B. Moore Recreation Center and pronounced dead at 6:11 p.m. at Temple University Hospital, according to Philadelphia Police.

There were about 25 kids, teens and parents on the playground at the time of the shooting, said police.

"We all love our children and want the best for them and don't want them to fall victim to a senseless crime," Jeanna Robinson told NBC10.

No one else was injured in the shooting.

Police say the shooter is described as a black male, around 20 years old, 5'7", 200-pounds. He was last seen wearing a multi-colored sweater riding a bike near the scene at 22nd and Huntingdon with another man.

So far, police have not made any arrests and are hoping that more witnesses come forward.

"Some people are scared, some people don't want to come forward...," Chief Inspector Scott Small told NBC10.

Anyone with information is urged to call Philadelphia Police.

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