Philly’s gun violence remained at record levels for the third straight year

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The Philadelphia Inquirer

PHILADELPHIA — When Taneesha Brodie’s eldest son turned 8, she moved her family out of North Philadelphia to Upper Darby, seeking a safer community away from the city’s gun violence. She was proud of the people her children became, especially her eldest, Quenzell Bradley-Brown. A married father of four, the 28-year-old spent four years in the National Guard reserves, then worked two jobs and often performed hip-hop, poetry, and comedy at open mic nights. In February, Bradley-Brown and his family moved back into the city, to Overbrook Park, for more affordable housing and to be closer to his el…

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