Candlelight vigil held Wednesday for slain 17-year-old

Candlelight vigil held Wednesday for slain 17-year-old

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An undated family photo of Quinterrius Steele. Source: Steele family An undated family photo of Quinterrius Steele. Source: Steele family
BESSEMER, AL (WBRC) -

A candlelight vigil was held Wednesday evening in memory of a 17-year-old murder victim.

Two-years ago, Quinterrius Steele was shot and killed. His murder remains unsolved.

Steele was standing on the corner of 16th Street South and Berkley Avenue in Bessemer when someone drove by and started shooting. Steele was shot and killed. Another young man was wounded, but survived.

The vigil for Steele started at 6:30 p.m. on the corner where he was shot. Steele's father says someone knows who took his son's life.

"If anyone has knows anything please come forward to try to bring this to a close. It's two years past but just like that same night we got the call...nothing changed, hurt still here," Terry Steele said.

"With the amount of people that were out here present that night we're hopng someone will come forward with new leads for us because we want justice for the family, closure for the family. We want people to know this case will not go away," Detective Stacy Cartier said.

The Governor's Office is offering a $5,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest. The Bessemer Police Department has an anonymous tip line set up at 205-428-3541.

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