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José Luis Villegas/jvillegas@sacbee.com

Shoes in hand, a girl runs barefoot in the rain last month after crossing the catwalk over Highway 99 that links west Lemon Hill to Pacific Elementary School. The stretch is typically littered with a range of trash. And while the school itself is a safe haven during the day, the principal said, gunplay happens at night.

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