24-year-old shot, killed days ahead of commencement

The family of a 24-year-old slain Wednesday night in the Bronx is now left to plan his funeral instead of a graduation party. Ryan Ginyard

Ryan Ginyard was shot around 9:15 p.m. at Mount Hope Playground, according to police. He was days away from becoming a dental assistant.

Ryan Ginyard was shot around 9:15 p.m. at Mount Hope Playground, according to police. He was days away from becoming a dental assistant. (7/1/16)

THE BRONX - The family of a 24-year-old slain Wednesday night in the Bronx is now left to plan his funeral instead of a graduation party.

Ryan Ginyard was shot in the torso around 9:15 p.m. at Mount Hope Playground and taken to St. Barnabas Hospital, according to police. He was days away from becoming a dental assistant.

"Wednesday he came home with his cap and gown and he was on his way to the park to meet his friend so he could give him a ticket to his graduation," says Lori Ginyard, the victim's mother. "That was the same night he was shot."

Instead of celebrating Ginyard's milestone, his family is now searching for information about his killer.

Police are offering a $2,500 reward for information about the shooting.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

VIDEO: NYPD officers in same precinct discover they 1 VIDEO: NYPD officers in same precinct discover they are sisters
News 12 the Bronx hit the streets to 2 Word on the Street: Paying for reserved parking
VIDEO: Defense closing arguments in Mall at Short 3 VIDEO: Defense closing arguments in Mall at Short Hills murder trial
The report found that NYCHA is failing to 4 Report: NYCHA lagging in arresting criminals on site
The Brooklyn Public Library unveiled its 5 Brooklyn Public Library gets 'wild' with new cards

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE