Chicago's relentless shootings make August its most violent month in 20 years
CHICAGO – Before Dwyane Wade has even played his first game as a Chicago Bull, he has been touched by the city’s violence.
His cousin was shot in the head and killed Friday while pushing her baby in a stroller on the South Side. Nykea Aldridge, 32, was not the intended victim. She was walking down the street after registering her children at school when police say two men opened fire on another man, unintentionally striking Aldridge. Her baby was not injured. Two men have been charged.
August is going down as the most violent month in Chicago in 20 years, as weekend shootings raised the number of homicides this year to just a few shy of all of last year.