Vigil for 12-year-old girl killed in gunfire in Bakersfield

Posted: May 25, 2021 / 5:30 PM PDT
Updated: May 25, 2021 / 6:09 PM PDT

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) – A candlelight vigil was held for a 12-year-old girl who was shot down in Central Bakersfield.

Ahmaya Alexander died Friday night after being shot dead in front of his home on L Street and 11th Street, one block from California Avenue. The coroner identified her Monday afternoon.

The Bakersfield Police Department is still investigating the shooting. One man told 17 News that he saw someone pull up to the house, get out, and open fire. Other neighbors said they were either inside when the shooting took place or it was too dark in the area to get a good look at the shooter.

The vigil is hosted by the Wendale Davis Foundation, a nonprofit that works to protect vulnerable youth by keeping them away from violent lifestyles. It starts at 5 p.m. on the corner of L and 11 streets.

Anyone with more information about the shootings can contact the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111.

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