PHOENIX (FOX 10) - A car wash benefit was held in honor of a Valley girl who was killed in an apparent act of road rage.
Police say Summer Bell Brown was shot and killed by Joshua Gonzalez, 20, in what is believed to be a road rage incident. The girl's father was also shot in the incident.
The car wash was held to raise money in order to help her family cover funeral expenses.
Washing cars with heavy hearts, the community stepped up to raise money for 10-year-old Summer Bell Brown.
For those who work at Break Room Bar and Grill on McDowell, holding a fundraiser was their way of helping the family and the biological father of Summer Bell, who has worked at the bar as a DJ on and off for the past decade.
"We felt it was something we needed to do for the community and his little girl," said Angela Lee with Break Room Bar and Grill. "And we're hoping that we get a lot of people out here today."
"I'm overwhelmed," said Dwight Bell, Summer Bell's biological father. "And there's so many emotions going through me and it's hard but I am thankful for the love and support this family has given in such a tragic situation - thank you."
One woman who was in attendance, Terri, lost her son a few years back and just like today, the community stepped up to help. It was only fitting she helped, too.
"We're [a] community," Terri said. "Whenever anything happens in our community, we step in to help."
The Brown family has also set up a GoFundMe page to assist with funeral expenses.