everyone say “goodbye” to dwayne wade’s cousin,
she was gunned down today in chicago.
dwyane was just talking about the gun violence in chicago yesterday on espn too.
abc news has the full story…
Police in Chicago are investigating the fatal shooting of the first cousin of NBA star Dwyane Wade.
Nykea Aldridge was pushing a stroller in the city’s Parkway Gardens neighborhood Friday afternoon when two men exchanged gunfire nearby, hitting her in the arm and the head, according to police. She was pronounced dead at the hospital.
Two people have been questioned in connection with the shooting but no charges have been filed, police said.
Aldridge, 32, was not the intended target, police said. A relative took custody of the child, who was not hurt, according to ABC station WLS-TV.
Wade, who was born in Chicago, signed with the Chicago Bulls this July in a move that was celebrated by the city as a homecoming. After news of his cousin’s death, he labeled the incident “senseless.”
Today, he took to Twitter and elaborated on comments he made on Friday.
It is not the first time Wade’s family in Chicago has been touched by gun violence. His nephew, Darin Johnson, was shot twice in the leg in 2012 but recovered, according to The Associated Press.
Wade’s mother, Pastor Jolinda Wade, echoed her family’s pain while speaking to reporters Friday at the hospital.
“We are now in a very, very sensitive grieving place,” she said while holding her sobbing sister Diana.
what the fuck is happening in chicago?
it is like a war zone out there.
so many have been murdered senselessly and it seems to be getting worse.
dwyane and his family are in my prayers.
for my foxhole who reside chicago,
please be safe out there.
article taken: abc news