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Close to five years ago Sean Bell was shot in a hail of 50 bullets on a Queens, New York street.

Today, a new community center erected in the name of Sean Bell has opened on the intersection now known as Sean Bell way in Jamaica, Queens. It is called the Sean Elijah Bell Community Center on Sutphin Boulevard, reports the Daily News.

The center, which will offer mentoring, GED and tutoring programs for children and adolescents, as well as job-training referral programs for adults, is expected to be fully operational by June.

The nonprofit center, which is expected to serve up to 5,000 locals annually, was funded by a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development grant

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