Gun Violence

Dwyane Wade’s Cousin Killed in Chicago

Nykea Aldridge, cousin of NBA star Dwyane Wade, was gunned down Friday while pushing a baby stroller on Chicago’s South Side. Police say 32-year-old Aldridge was not the intended target but was hit when two males walked up and fired shots at another man nearby. Wade took to Twitter to condemn the senseless killing, writing, “My cousin was killed today in Chicago. Another act of senseless gun violence. 4 kids lost their mom for NO REASON. Unreal.” Police say Aldridge was shot in the head and the arm. She had only recently moved to the neighborhood and was on her way to register her four children at school. The baby in the stroller was not hurt in the incident. One of the shooters is in police custody.