Two men … in fact two brothers – Darwin Sorrells Jr., 26, and Derren Sorrells, 22 – have been charged in the shooting death on Friday of NBA star Dwyane Wade‘s cousin,Nykea Aldridge, police announced on Sunday.
At a news conference, Cmdr. Brendan Deenihan said Aldridge, a 32-year-old mother of four, was pushing her baby in a stroller near the school when two men walked up and fired shots at a third man but hit Aldridge in the head and arm instead. She had just dropped off passengers in the neighborhood.
Chicago’s top cop, Superintendent Eddie Johnson, said the suspects are an example of the city’s problem with repeat offenders, which he has spoken about frequently in recent months. Darwin Sorrells was sentenced to six years in prison in January 2013 on a gun charge and was released early on parole, while Derren Sorrells is a known gang member who also was on parole.
“They don’t care who they shoot and they don’t fear the consequences,” he said, noting as he has in the past that about 1,400 people are driving 85 percent of the city’s gun violence. He added that the city has gotten very good at predicting who will be the perpetrators and the victims of gun violence.
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