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A day after Dwyane Wade and his mother, pastor Jolina Wade, participated in an ESPN open forum on gun violence in the city of Chicago, their family was forced to endure a tragedy. Wade’s cousin Nykea Aldridge was killed by gun shots while pushing a stroller in the South Side of Chicago. The gunfire was not intended for her, but for a for-hire driver two men were harassing, threatening, and chasing after brandishing guns.

Those two men have been arrested and charged in the shooting of Aldridge, according to USA Today. Two brothers, Darwin and Derren Sorells, were charged with the murder of Aldridge. They were both on parole and have gang affiliations. They’ve both been held without bail following a court appearance on Sunday.

Police charged two brothers who have deep ties to a gang with the shooting death of the cousin of Chicago Bulls star Dwyane Wade, officials said Sunday.

Nykea Aldridge, 32, a mother of four, was pushing a baby stroller Friday afternoon on Chicago’s South Side when she was shot. Police said she was not the intended target of the shooting. Aldridge’s child was not struck by the gunfire.

Police said the two men charged with murder — Darwin Sorells, 26, and Derren Sorells, 22 — were both on parole and affiliated with the Gangster Disciples gang. They appeared in court Sunday and were ordered held without bail.

One of the suspects had been released from prison two weeks before the murder and had six felonies on his record. The other was released from prison earlier this year after being convicted of a felony gun charge in January 2013 that was supposed to give him six years.

Wade was understandably gutted by the violence that took a family member’s life. The mother of four had just come from a school where she was registering one of her children for the upcoming school year. Wade tweeted about the senseless gun violence, the need for more help in the city of Chicago, and that kids are literally crying out for help.

This comes not long after Milwaukee Bucks forward Jabari Parker wrote about his experience avoiding gun shots and violence in the city of Chicago growing up.


Source: CBS Sports Headlines / Two men charged with murder of Dwyane Wade’s cousin, Nykea Aldridge