Two brothers charged in shooting death of Dwyane Wade's cousin in Chicago

Cheryl Sanders
September 1, 2016

"Another act of senseless gun violence". Police were questioning a number of people in connection with Friday's incident, the Tribune reported.

It appears likely that the city will pass last year's mark. The city would only have to report about 10 shootings per week by year's end to pass the 2015 number.

Chicago has been in the throes of a major uptick in gun violence this year, largely centered in a few South and West Side neighborhoods, after years of seeing declines.

One of the working theories regarding the shooting death of Wade's cousin is that the bullet which hit Aldridge in the head and killed her may have been fired during a robbery attempt, which involved a driver from the popular ride-sharing app, Uber.

Nykea Aldridge, 32, a mother of four, was pushing a baby stroller Friday afternoon in Chicago's South Side when she was shot. Another struck her in an arm. The child, about 3 weeks old, was not injured, family members said.

Two brothers have been arrested in the fatal shooting of Dwyane Wade's cousin.

Wade had taken to Twitter over the weekend to mourn the tragic death of his cousin, and to plead for more to be done in Chicago and elsewhere. "We ought to be extending our sympathy to the family - that's the only reaction that is appropriate right now, and maybe a sadness about this gun violence issue, which we know is complicated", Kaine said. "It just hurts to hear kids saying they want their mom, and their mom won't be in their lives anymore".

Chicago's violence is a focus of this year's presidential race, with Republican nominee Donald Trump routinely bringing up the city's violence in an effort to paint himself as a "law and order" candidate. I can walk down my block without getting shot.

Trump deleted the typo tweet after three hours and reposted it with proper spelling.

Aldridge was identified on Friday by the Chicago Bulls franchise, where her cousin Dwyane Wade recently signed to play in July. Just what I have been saying. African-Americans will VOTE TRUMP!

"As far as what Mr. Trump said".

Why is there a spike in crime? According to WGN, Aldridge was caught in the crossfire and died at the hospital.

Through Tuesday morning, 85 people had been murdered in Chicago in August. He posed the question on Facebook Sunday, using the hashtag #stateofemergency. According to the news station, donation checks can be made payable to the Nykea Aldrige Children's Fund and mailed to Seaway National Bank, Attn: Daryl Newell, Chief Retail Officer, 645 East 87th Street, Chicago, Illinois, 60619.

The police superintendent said the judicial system needs to demand more accountability for people convicted of gun offenses.

Police said, the Sorells brothers were targeting a for-hire driver, because he was not from the area. Several residents told CNN about the need for opportunities for at-risk youths.

Cmdr. Brendan Deenihan said Sunday that the Sorrells brothers had meant to shoot at a driver who had just dropped off passengers in the neighborhood.

Others attribute the worsening shooting and murder stats to more brazen gang violence.

This image provided by the Chicago Police Department shows Derren Sorrells.

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