Today marks 15 years since shooting death of 16-year-old Wendale Davis

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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Today marks 15 years since the death of 16-year-old Wendale Davis in a killing that remains unsolved.

The Wendale Davis Foundation hosted an event to honor his life at Union Cemetery.

On April 23, 2006, Davis was sitting in a car outside a friend’s house when he was gunned down by a group of unknown gang members.

Since the murder, his father, Wesley Davis, has worked to prevent young people in Bakersfield to falling victim to gang violence through the Wendale Davis Foundation.

“My team and I are willing and ready to get involved and try and figure out a solution so everyone knows that the Wendale Davis foundation Wesley Davis, we’re here, we’re here for a resolution,” he said.

Wendale Davis’ father says out of the tragedy of his son’s death, the foundation has been able to help a lot of kids, and that in turn has helped him to heal.

On Friday, his family and community members gathered at his grave, said a prayer and called for an end to gun violence.

Wendale Davis’ murder remains unsolved. If you have any information about this cold case, you can remain anonymous and call the Secret Witness Hotline at 661-322-4040.

For more information about the Wendale Davis Foundation, click here.

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