By DANIEL BROWN
Chicago Sun-Times Wire
Two men were charged Sunday morning with the shooting death of Nykea Aldridge, who was caught in gang crossfire as she pushed her baby in a stroller Saturday afternoon near her Parkway Gardens home.
Derren Sorrells lives in the 6000 block of South Indiana, and Darwin Sorrells Jr., who was also charged with one misdemeanor count of criminal trespass, lives in the 7500 block of South Wentworth, police said.
Aldridge was shot and killed while pushing a baby in a stroller Friday afternoon.
“My cousin was killed today in Chicago,” Bulls star Dwyane Wade tweeted Friday night. “Another act of senseless gun violence. 4 kids lost their mom for NO REASON. Unreal. #EnoughIsEnough.”
About 3:30 p.m., Aldridge, 32, was walking with a stroller and a man in the 6300 block of South Calumet when two male suspects walked up and fired shots at a third man, according to police.
“As she was walking down the street some type of altercation occurred which didn’t involve her,” Deputy Chief of Detectives James Jones told reporters at Chicago Police headquarters Friday night.
Aldridge, of the 6400 block of South Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, was taken to Stroger Hospital with gunshot wounds to the head and arm, and was pronounced dead at 4:15 p.m., according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
A vigil for Aldridge is planned for Sunday afternoon.
Derren Sorrells is a documented member of the Gangster Disciples, who is currently on parole, according to Chicago Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi.
His brother, Darwin, is also on parole for a gun charge, Guglielmi said. In January 2013 he was sentenced to six years in prison, but was released early.
Both were ordered held without bond.