Tragedy has struck Dwyane Wade’s family.
Wade’s cousin Nykea Aldridge was fatally shot Friday afternoon on the South Side of Chicago while pushing her child in a stroller. She was 32 years old.
Aldridge, who was walking her child along with a man, was shot in the head and arm after two men approached her companion, according to the police, via the Chicago Tribune.
“This is one particular time our family wished we didn’t have to be speaking to the media about anything,” Wade’s mother Jolinda Wade said, via NBC Chicago. “(I) just sat up on a panel yesterday, (with ESPN wesbite) The Undefeated, talking about the violence that’s going on within our city of Chicago, never knowing that we would be the ones … actually living and experiencing it.”
The child was unharmed in the shooting and was taken away from the crime scene by a relative.
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