Dwayne Wade Cousin Nykea Aldridge Killed In Shooting, Brothers Darin Sorrells Jr. And Derren Sorrells Charged
Dwayne Wade’s cousin Nykea Aldridge was killed in Chicago last Friday. On Sunday, the Chicago police confirmed that they had arrested two brothers in connection to her shooting death.
Dwayne Wade’s Cousin Killed
Aldridge was shot dead on Friday afternoon while pushing her 3-week-old child in a stroller in South Side, Chicago. Aldridge was not the intended target in the shooting. Rather, she was caught in the crossfire of gang-related activity. Aldridge was hit once in the head and once in the arm, and was pronounced dead at an area hospital. The child was uninjured.
Brothers Darin Sorrells Jr., 26, and Derren Sorrells, 22, have been charged with first-degree murder and first-degree attempted murder, police told CNN. Both brothers are reportedly gang members, who were on parole for gun convictions. They are being held without bond.
“This tragedy isn’t just noteworthy just because Ms. Aldridge has a famous family member,” Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie T. Johnson said. “It’s noteworthy because these two offenders are prime examples of the challenge we face in Chicago with repeat gun offenders who don’t care who they shoot, don’t care whose life they take and clearly, clearly don’t fear the consequences of their actions.”
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.
“My cousin was killed today in Chicago. Another act of senseless gun violence. 4 kids lost their mom for NO REASON. Unreal. RIP Nykea Aldridge…,” Wade tweeted. “The city of Chicago is hurting. We need more help& more hands on deck. Not for me and my family but for the future of our world. The YOUTH! These young kids are screaming for help!!! #EnoughIsEnough.”
My cousin was killed today in Chicago. Another act of senseless gun violence. 4 kids lost their mom for NO REASON. Unreal. #EnoughIsEnough
— DWade (@DwyaneWade) August 27, 2016