TAMPA, Fla. (FOX 13) - For the first time since their daughter's death, Timothy and Takeela Fullwood are making a public plea for information leading to the shooter's identity.
It's been weeks since Takiya Fullwood, 18, was gunned down outside a block party on N. 15 St., near 42nd Avenue in Tampa, Florida.
Tampa police have not identified any suspects.
"It's been difficult to know that he or she is still walking around," said Timothy Fullwood, Takiya's father.
According to investigators, a large crowd had gathered for a pop-up party when a fight broke out and someone opened fire around 1:30 a.m.
"It's been very difficult to move forward because something or someone that's been a part of your life for 18 years... it's just difficult to imagine life without her," said Takeela Fullwood.
Takiya was a graduate of East Bay High School and was studying biology at Florida Atlantic University. The teen's parents said their daughter had hopes of becoming a dentist.
Police said they are actively investigating the case, but did not provide any updates.
Takiya's parents said it's important for witnesses to come forward and share whatever information they can with detectives.
"We loved her so much," said Takeela Fullwood.