Miami Heat’s superstar Dwyane Wade received shocking news today when he found out his nephew was shot and wounded in Chicago.
According to NBC Miami, Wade’s nephew, whose name remains unidentified, was 1 of the 5 people shot at and wounded while in a convenience store.
Dwyane spoke to reporters about the incident saying:
“My thoughts and prayers are with all involved, including my nephew and sister. Having grown up in the inner city, I am aware of the difficult realities that exist on the streets. One of the goals of my foundation, the Wade¹s World Foundation, is to spread the message that the violence needs to stop.”
In addition to the wounding of Dwyane’s nephew, one man was shot dead.
As reported by NBC Miami:
Detectives are reviewing footage from a Chicago Police camera stationed across the street from the store, according to police, who said the suspects fled north on Bishop Street in a silver SUV.
Killed in the attack was Shawndell Harris, 22, of the 9100 block of South Perry Avenue, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.
All six people were inside the small store when they were wounded, but some had stumbled outside by the time paramedics arrived. Numerous shell casings remained on the floor when officers arrived, a source said.
Police said no one was in custody in connection with the shooting.
Our prayers are with D Wade’s nephew.
SOURCE: NBC Miami