Friday, August 26, 2016

NBA star's cousin shot to death in Chiraq while pushing baby stroller

United Center after a Bulls win
I'd be shocked if there was not a street gang tie-in to this latest incident of pointless carnage in Chiraq. But guns, not the sociopaths who fire them, will get the blame.

From CBS Chicago:
A 32-year-old mother of four — a relative of Chicago Bulls player Dwyane Wade — was fatally shot while pushing a baby stroller Friday afternoon on Chicago's South Side.

The incident occurred around 3:30 p.m. in the 6300 block of South Calumet, outside Dulles Elementary School. Police say the victim was pushing the stroller when gunfire erupted.

Chicago Police Deputy Chief James Jones says the victim — identified by family as Nykea Aldridge — was an "innocent party to this senseless shooting."

"She was just leaving Dulles School, walking down the street, and as she was walking down the street some type of altercation occurred that did not involve her. Shots were fired during this altercation, and subsequently she was shot and taken to the hospital where she succumbed to her injuries," Jones told reporters Friday evening.
Wade, a longtime member of the Miami Heat and a 12-time NBA all-star, is a South Side native who later moved to the city's south suburbs.

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