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Swastikas Spray-Painted on Sacramento Church Investigated as Possible Hate Crime

SACRAMENTO -- Swastikas were spray-painted onto the St. Francis of Assisi Parish in midtown Sacramento.

The vandalism at the Catholic church on 26th and K streets is being investigated by the Sacramento Police Department as a hate crime.

Along with the black swastikas "DEMOS" was also painted onto one of sides of the church.

The camera on the outside of the church was not pointed in the correct direction and was unable to capture any activity. However, police are still searching for any witnesses and will be asking surrounding businesses for help.

The priest at St. Francis of Assisi told FOX40 he believes the church was not targeted and instead the graffiti was done by kids.

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