Who killed Ricky Ward?

Investigators are trying to determine that — and are asking anyone with information about who shot and killed Ward early Friday in Hempstead to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS of the Nassau County police homicide squad at 516-573-7788.

advertisement | advertise on newsday

All calls will remain confidential.

Police said Ward, 37, of Hempstead, was fatally shot in front of 163 Elizabeth Ave. at 12:25 a.m. He was found, minutes later, by Hempstead Village police officers responding to an alert by ShotSpotter.

He was pronounced dead at the scene at 12:36 a.m.

Police said Tuesday that Ward was walking home when he was shot and killed, but did not provide additional details.

advertisement | advertise on newsday

The shooting occurred blocks from the Kennedy Memorial Park recreation center, where days earlier about 50 people attended a meeting about crime in the community — including a resurgence in gang activity.