Jesus Espinoza, 16, died Wednesday after a shooting outside a Carl's Junior restaurant in Madera. The teen was also known as "Jessie."
Sunday, several of his friends gathered at a Madera intersection washing cars and collecting donations for his family.
"We're just helping out to show that we care for him. To show that I care for him. I know that everybody that's out here. Everybody's out here for him," said Eleazar Iruegas.
Madera Police say Wednesday's shooting was gang related, but family members say Espinoza was not a gang member.
Three teenagers are in custody for the crime -- including the 15-year-old accused shooter.