Ralph Yarl Wiki, Age, Parents, Siblings, School & GoFundMe

Ralph Yarl


Real NameNailyah Serenity Gardner.
Age23 years old.
Birth DateApril 4, 2000.
Birth PlaceCharlotte, North Carolina.
ParentsMother: Tonise R. Gardner.
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Body Measurements
HeightIn feet: 5' 6".
In centimeters: 167.6 cm.
In meters: 1.67 m.
WeightKg: 49.
Pounds: 108 lbs.
SchoolNorthwest School/
Net WorthUSD 85.63 Thousand.

Ralph Yarl age

Who is Ralph Yarl?

Ralph Yarl (age: 16 years; born in 2006) is a Kansas City resident who got shot on April 13, 2023, at around 9:50 p.m. upon a simple mistake of ringing the wrong doorbell. According to NBC News, Ralph accidentally went to 115th Street instead of 115th Terrace in Kansas City, Missouri.

As he rang the doorbell, he was met with unexpected gunfire that hit him not once but twice. The first shot pierced his head, shattering his skull and leaving him with a critical, traumatic brain injury. Despite being severely wounded and lying on the ground, the unthinkable happened when Andrew Lester opened fire again, hitting Ralph in the upper right arm.

On April 14, KCPD booked assault charges against Lester, but later that day, he was listed as “out of custody.” On the other hand, Ralph proved himself the tough guy; as per sources, he is recovering, and his wounds are healing.


Ralph Yarl in hospital

What Happened to Ralph Yarl?

America has become the home of gun violence and hate crimes, but things have started getting way worse than they already are.

Now the narrow-minded, backward Caucasian community is not afraid of targeting even kids; recently, such a case happened with 16-year-old Ralph Yarl, who was shot by an 84-year-old former America West Airlines technician, Andrew Daniel Lester. The only mistake of the poor innocent guy was that he rang the wrong bell.

Yarl was caught in a harrowing chain of events while trying to pick up his younger siblings from a house on Thursday evening in the 1100 block of NE 115th Terrace in Kansas City, Missouri. Due to a simple mistake, he ended up at NE 115th St instead, and as he knocked on the door, he was shot.

The assailant used a 32 revolver to target Ralph, leaving him critically injured. Despite being wounded, Ralph went to three houses seeking help before finally receiving assistance from someone, as his aunt, Faith Spoonmore, shared on a fundraising page to cover his medical expenses.

The gravity of the situation has sparked protests in Kansas City over the weekend, with some speculating that Ralph’s race may have played a role in the shooting.

However, Police Chief Stacey Graves stated on Sunday that the shooting did not appear racially motivated. Lester, an 85-year-old white man, was charged with two felony counts concerning the shooting, and a warrant was issued for his arrest.


Ralph Yarl siblings

How Old is Ralph Yarl?

In 2006, Ralph Yarl (age 16) was born in Kansas City, Missouri, United States. He belongs to a well-educated family; as per sources, his father, Paul, is an engineer, and his mother is a nurse. Ralph is the eldest child in his family and has two younger twin siblings.

Ralph Yarl father Paul Yarl

The Missouri-born guy is inclined towards music and is well-versed in playing saxophone and trumpet. He is an excellent student and currently studies at Staley High School and aims to visit West Africa before enrolling in college.


Ralph Yarl GoFundMe

Ralph Yarl’s GoFundMe Campaign

As Yarl tries to overcome the traumatic incident, people worldwide try contributing to the healing process. Faith Spoonmore, recognized as Ralph’s aunt, has set up a GoFundMe campaign to raise funds for her nephew.

Over 70,000 people donated more than $2.6 million to the young guy in just a couple of days. As per Faith, all the money gathered will be used for Yarl’s medical and college bills.



Ralph Yarl Q&A

Ques: Is Ralph Yarl alive?

Ans: Yes.

Ques: Which school does Ralph Yarl attend?

Ans: Staley High School.

Ques: Who are Ralph Yarl’s parents?

Ans: Paul Yarl (father).

Ques: What is Ralph Yarl’s age?

Ans: 16 (as of 2022).