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Neighborhood in southeast Bakersfield vandalized with a swastika

Graffiti with a swastika is seen Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017, in a Bakersfield, Calif., neighborhood. (KBAK/KBFX photo)

The conflict that broke out in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend involving white supremacists sent shock waves throughout the nation.

It has sparked reaction from local leaders and residents.

Tuesday, a neighborhood in southeast Bakersfield was shocked when a swastika with the message, "War is coming," was tagged on a fence.

"It kind of gives you a sense of paranoia, like you really have to watch each and every face in each and every vehicle that’s going up and down your road now, because somebody’s stopping and doing this," said Donna Wruck, a resident of the neighborhood.

Wruck lives one block away and said the graffiti is scary.

The red spray paint left a mark on the neighborhood, but the woman who lives in the house didn't seem overly concerned.

"It didn't bother me too much," said Zarana Williams. "You know, because, there’s a lot of things going on with the mess that’s going on in Virginia, and so I just figured some stupid kids out playing some pranks or something."

Williams said that if someone was trying to scare her, they failed.

The neighborhood is keeping a lookout for anything unusual.

Eyewitness News did try and reach out to the police but where not able to get a hold of them. We don't know if an investigation is underway.

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