This month, neighbors in North Highlands say there have been six violent incidents with eight victims, including the death of 10-year-old Elvira Campos.
With rising temperatures, neighbors are afraid their situation in their area will get worse if they don’t do something about it.
“My greatest concern is with school getting out and the triple degree temperatures it makes for a volatile situation for you have kids sitting out. Sitting idle when you have kids sitting idle. They are going to be looking at getting into some trouble,” said Patrick Kent with the Guardian Angels.
The Guardian Angels, deputies with the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department and concerned neighbors marched Friday to send a message that it is time to take back their neighborhood.
Jesenia Montenegro, who has three children, says though the Guardian Angels and Sheriff’s Department are here to help, it is really up to neighborhood to make their streets safe again.
“All I can say, it is alarming and it is concerning that so many incidents have happened in the past month that it’s time for North Highlands to step up and hear the wake up call,” said Kent.
Kimberly Easton filed this report.