2 Charged In Shooting Death of NBA Star's Cousin

August 28, 2016

First reported by CNN, Chicago police department have arrested and charged brothers Darwin Sorrells, Jr. 26, and Derren Sorrells, 22 with first degree murder and first degree attempted murder. Darwin Sorrells was also charged with one count of criminal trespassing, which is a misdemeanor. Nykea Aldridge cousin of NBA Star Dwyane Wade was shot while the two brothers open fire on a third person. Aldridge  was struck once in the head and in the arm while pushing her three week old child in a stroller. She died 45 minutes later at a local hospital. The mother of 4 was walking to the Dulles School of Excellence on the south side of Chicago. At these time police don't know the cause of the shoot out. Chicago has been hit hard by violence this year. More than 2,600 people have been shot in the city, mainly on the South and West sides. With 463 murders as of Wednesday, Chicago is on pace to record its largest number of homicides since 1997, when 761 people were killed in the city. Its murder rate is higher than that of New York and Los Angeles. Stay tuned for more updates.

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