Graffiti vandals hit Bankers Hill church, neighborhood

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SAN DIEGO - A Bankers Hill church was one of the targets vandals hit with their graffiti over the weekend.

The red front door of St. Paul's Cathedral on 5th Avenue was spray painted just hours before Sunday service.

"We noticed it after the services, after the doors were opened, because the way the doors are we couldn’t see them until we changed the direction of the door," said Rev. Brooks Mason.

Someone tagged the doors with black paint, as well as a neighboring apartment complex and area businesses. Tagging what is believed to be a possible gang sign all along the block.

"We’re kind of bewildered why they tagged us," said Mason. "As a worship community we’re here to love and serve everyone, and we’re welcoming to even them."

The marks have since been cleaned off the church, but some others remain in the area. Church leaders did report the crime to the San Diego Police Department gang and graffiti units.

A police representative said they are investigating the case and are asking the public's help in identifying the suspects.

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