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Chicago police chief: "Enough" gun violence

Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 01:21

Two brothers have been arrested and charged in the shooting death of basketball star Dwyane Wade's cousin in Chicago. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION). STORY: Two brothers have been arrested and charged in the shooting death of basketball star Dwyane Wade's cousin in Chicago, a case that has emerged as a talking point in the U.S. presidential race, police said on Sunday (August 28). Darwin Sorrells Jr., 26, and Derren Sorrells, 22, are facing charges of first-degree murder and attempted murder in the death of Nykea Aldridge, a 32-year-old mother of four, who was hit in crossfire on Friday while pushing a baby in a stroller. Both brothers were on parole, Chicago Police commander Brendan Deenihan told reporters on Sunday morning. Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said both men were what he called "documented" gang members and that the older Sorrells had been "let out early" after his conviction on a gun charge from 2013. A visibly upset Johnson said, "When will enough be enough? How often do I have to stand here demanding a resolution? I'm frustrated, all Chicagoans should be frustrated." He called on the state legislature to take action to keep repeat offenders in jail. In a city with as many as 90 shootings a week, homicides in Chicago this year are on track to reach their highest since 1997, raising concern about a reversal in the declining rate of serious crime in the country's largest cities in recent years. Aldridge's death has drawn national attention because of the connection to Wade, a 12-time National Basketball Association All-Star who signed a two-year, $47.5 million deal this summer to play for his hometown team, the Chicago Bulls. In a campaign speech in Iowa on Saturday, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said Aldridge's shooting illustrated why black voters would rally behind him, calling it an example of violence that Democrats have failed to address.

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Chicago police chief: "Enough" gun violence

Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 01:21