Nearly two years after the fatal shooting, a sense of unease – a memory of murder – lingers behind the peaceful facade of a middle-class neighborhood in Elk Grove called The Villas.
Kids played basketball in the street on a sunny afternoon last week and neighbors kept their grass green and trim. Missing was a beloved neighbor killed by a gangster's bullet, a violent urban death stamped into the history of one of Sacramento's staunchest suburban enclaves.
It happened in Elk Grove, but could have occurred in Roseville, Rocklin, Folsom or South Lake Tahoe. Those are among the cities where homies from one of Sacramento's oldest and largest street gangs, the Franklin Boys, have relocated with their families in recent years.
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