A woman pushing a child in a stroller was fatally shot in the South Side of Chicago on Friday, according to police.
The 32-year-old woman that was walking around 3:30 p.m. in the 6300 block of South Calumet was apparently an accidental victim of a gang shooting when two men approached another man and opened fire.
Dwyane Wade‘s mother — Pastor Jolinda Wade, identified the victim as her niece. Pastor Edward Jones — a family spokesman, confirmed that the victim is indeed Dwyane’s cousin.
The victim was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County where she was soon pronounced dead. A relative took the custody of the woman’s child, police said.
The woman was a mother of four and had just had a baby. She had just moved into a new neighborhood and was on her way to register her kids for school, according to Jones.
“She loved God, loved her family,” Jones told Katie Kim of NBC Chicago. “Just like everyone else, just wanted a better life, to live a better life. This is tragic because now it struck home with us. Something has to be done. This has got to stop.”
The murder comes just a day after Jolinda was part of a panel hosted by ESPN’s “The Undefeated” titled: “An Undefeated Conversation: Athletes, Responsibility and Violence — a panel discussion on athletes, guns, violence and law enforcement.”
Dwyane Wade took to Twitter to express his grief and re-emphasize the call to end gun violence.
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
Although the woman was not the target, one person is in custody and is currently in question. Police said they are still investigating this case.