However, others in the city saw it differently.
Ramos was killed one morning under a highway overpass. He was part of the project working on the mural with the Attitudinal Healing Connection, a group meant to reduce violence.
The shooting meant that a group painting session including schoolchildren had to be canceled. Oakland has one of the highest rates of murder in the country.
The story was reported by the InsideBayArea News.
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