Violence in general is a terrible thing, but in Chicago it seems to be a virtual war zone! As Kanye West pointed out at last night’s Video Music Awards, twenty-two alone were killed just last weekend in the Windy City. This has to stop! One of those killed was NBA Star, Dwyane Wade’s cousin, Nykea Aldridge in a drive by shooting. Public outcry has been great about this senseless loss of life, and her cousin is heartbroken.
Thankfully there has been a break in the case.
Nykea Aldridge, 32, the mother of four, was pushing a baby stroller Friday afternoon in Chicago’s South Side when she was shot. Police said she was not the intended target of the shooting. Aldridge’s child was not injured.
Anthony Guglielmi, a Chicago Police Department spokesman, said two brothers, Darwin, 26, and Derren Sorells, 22, were charged in the shooting.
Guglielmi posted on Twitter that Derren Sorells is a documented member of the Gangster Disciples. Sorells is on parole. Darwin Sorells was a co-conspirator in the crime and also on parole for a felony gun charge. He was sentenced to six years in prison in January 2013 but was released early, Guglielmi said.
Below are their mugshots:
Whether these men meant to kill Nykea or not they need to be put under the jail! Our prayers go out to Dwyane Wade and the families involved!