Awful news to report out of Chicago tonight as we’re seeing reports that the cousin of NBA superstar Dwayne Wade was shot and killed while pushing her baby in a stroller on a street in Chicago.
Nykea Aldridge, 32, was reportedly on the way to register her children in school when she and the man she was walking with were approached by two men, who then opened fire:
— ABC7 News (@abc7newsbayarea) August 26, 2016
Dwyane Wade's cousin killed while pushing her baby in a stroller. She had gone to register her children at a school. https://t.co/E7KpOllJI9
— Chicago Tribune (@chicagotribune) August 27, 2016
Dwayne Wade posted that Aldridge had 4 kids:
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
More from the Chicago Tribune:
Chicago basketball star Dwyane Wade’s cousin was shot dead while she was pushing her baby in a stroller Friday afternoon near an elementary school in the Parkway Gardens neighborhood, according to police and a family spokesman.
Nykea Aldridge, 32, and a man were walking in the 6300 block of South Calumet Avenue at about 3:30 p.m. when two men approached and someone began firing at the man, said police and the family spokesman.
The woman was hit in the head and the arm and taken to Stroger Hospital, where she died, police said. The baby was not hurt, and a relative came to the scene and took the child, police said.
The Cook County medical examiner’s office identified Wade’s cousin as Nakiya Aldridge of the 6300 block of South Calumet Avenue. She was pronounced dead at 4:15 p.m. at Stroger, according to the office.
Aldridge had gone to register her children at Dulles School of Excellence when the shooting happened, said Rev. Edward Jones Jr., a spokesman for the family.
Wade and his mother had just spoken out on gun violence in a special for ESPN:
— The Undefeated (@TheUndefeated) August 24, 2016