NBA Star Dwyane Wade's Cousin Shot Dead By Stray Bullet, Trump Assailed For His Response
The cousin of an NBA star who recently spoke out against gun violence was fatally shot in Chicago on Friday.
Police say Nykea Aldridge, a cousin to Chicago Bulls shooting guard Dwyane Wade, was pushing her baby stroller in the city's South Side when she was caught between two shooters and their target.
The 32-year-old mother of four was not the intended target.
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
"The racial profiling has to stop. The shoot to kill mentality has to stop. Not seeing the value of black and brown bodies has to stop. But also, the retaliation has to stop. The endless gun violence in places like Chicago, Dallas, not mention Orlando, it has to stop. Enough. Enough is enough," Wade said at the time.
On Friday, Wade spoke out again. This time, it was in response to his own family member's death by gun violence.
Dwyane Wade's cousin was just shot and killed walking her baby in Chicago. Just what I have been saying. African-Americans will VOTE TRUMP!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 27, 2016
"My cousin was killed today in Chicago. Another act of senseless gun violence. 4 kids lost their mom for NO REASON. Unreal. #EnoughIsEnough," the athlete wrote in one of several tweets he posted following Aldridge's death.
Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump also reacted to the sad news in a response that some have called insensitive.
You are truly a POS https://t.co/cyTwxgxwDh— Don Cheadle (@DonCheadle) August 27, 2016
"Dwyane Wade's cousin was just shot and killed walking her baby in Chicago. Just what I have been saying. African-Americans will VOTE TRUMP!" the billionaire wrote Saturday.
Among those who took issue with Trump's tweet is actor Don Cheadle.
"You are truly a POS," the House of Lies star tweeted at Trump.