Two Men Have Been Charged in the Shooting Death of Dwyane Wade's Cousin

Two Chicago men have been charged in the shooting murder of Dwyane Wade's cousin Nykea Aldridge.

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Two brothers have reportedly been charged with first-degree murder and attempted murder in the death of Nykea Aldridge, the cousin of Dwyane Wade who was shot and killed on Friday afternoon in Chicago's south side, the Associated Pressreports.

A police spokesman said that both 26-year-old Darwin Sorrels Jr. and 22-year-old Derren Sorrels were charged overnight.

Overnight, CPD charged the Sorrells brothers for the murder of Nykea Aldridge. Press briefing at 1130 @ CPD HQ

— Anthony Guglielmi (@AJGuglielmi) August 28, 2016

Both brothers are reportedly documented gang members.

Derren Sorrels was on parole for motor vehicle theft and escaping custody. He had been released just two weeks prior to Aldridge's death. He's been charged prior with six felony arrests, and at the time of Friday's shooting he was being given a daily break from being monitored with an electric bracelet.

As for Darwin Sorrels, who police say was a co-conspirator in the crime, he was also on parole for a previous gun charge after being released in February three years into a six-year sentence.

According to police, Aldridge was accidentally struck in the head and arm as she pushed a baby stroller while going to register her kids for school. Her child was unharmed. At the time the brothers were allegedly approaching another man who was "driving females from a suburb to Chicago in a fair exchange program" because they exchanged "unfriendly" glances with him.

Dwyane Wade tweeted about the crime, which became a national headline due to Wade's connection to the victim, in addition to Donald Trump thinking he could spin it into a positive for his campaign.

My cousin was killed today in Chicago. Another act of senseless gun violence. 4 kids lost their mom for NO REASON. Unreal. #EnoughIsEnough

— DWade (@DwyaneWade) August 27, 2016

RIP Nykea Aldridge... #EnoughIsEnough

— DWade (@DwyaneWade) August 27, 2016

The city of Chicago is hurting. We need more help& more hands on deck. Not for me and my family but for the future of our world. The YOUTH!

— DWade (@DwyaneWade) August 27, 2016

These young kids are screaming for help!!! #EnoughIsEnough

— DWade (@DwyaneWade) August 27, 2016

Police said they were able to name the two as the gunmen after they were identified by witnesses, including their intended target. They further added that both of them fired their weapons, and though they've currently been unable to find those weapons, they claimed that there is camera footage of the incident.

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