2 charged in shooting of National Basketball Association star's cousin

Cheryl Sanders
August 31, 2016

Apparently the brothers were aiming for the driver of a vehicle when they struck Aldridge, hitting her in the head and arm (miraculously, the baby was unharmed). This is my baby girl. "Her life is gone too soon".

"We are now in a very, very sensitive grieving place", she said while holding her sobbing sister Diana.

"I don't think he cares about anybody but himself", Lee said.

"She wanted to raise her family and see her family do better and was aspiring to do better herself", Rev. Edward Jones Jr., a family friend, told the Daily Herald. She will be greatly missed, and I just thank God for her right now and always.

On Friday, Aldridge was shot while pushing her infant child in a stroller around the corner from a South Side Chicago school.

Donald Trump's tweet on the shooting death of NBA basketball star Dwyane Wade's cousin drew scorn and outrage for not including condolences for her death and for misspelling Wade's first name. They are being held without bail as they have been deemed a danger to society.

The Sorrells brothers started shooting after one of them "exchanged looks" with a man who was dropping off women he'd picked up in the suburbs and driven into Chicago, Brendan Deenihan, commander of area central detectives for Chicago police, said Sunday. What we need is a country where criminals with histories of gun violence don't have access to weapons and the freedom to use them. Police say she was an innocent bystander and not the intended target during the shooting. He had a rap sheet of six felony arrests.

According to Chicago prison records, Darwin Sorrells Jr. was asked to serve a six-year sentence in 2013 for gun-related and stolen property charges, but was paroled in February of this year.

Chicago is on track to cross a disturbing threshold and top the number of shootings and homicides in the city in 2015.

"When will enough be enough?"

During the press conference, Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson pointed to the murder as an example of Chicago's ongoing problems with gun violence.

NBC 5 reports that 9 persons in addition to Aldridge were killed in weekend violence, while "at least" 57 others were shot and wounded between 4 pm Friday and 1 am Monday.

With one more day to go, August 2016 will end as the city's most violent month since October of 1996.

That's almost 48 percent more than in the same timeframe previous year, and easily surpasses the total recorded in all of 2014, when there were 2,084.

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