Miami Heat Guard Dwayne Wade Nephew Wounded In A Gang Related Shooting


“I played with a heavy heart. I played for him, with him in mind. He’s my nephew, I was nine years old when he was born. A lot of thoughts go through your mind. My prayers go out to all families involved, especially the ones who lost a child. It’s tough.”

The words of Dwayne Wade after a win against the defending champion, Dallas Mavericks. More details on what happened after the break.

According to the My FOX Chicago, a nephew of NBA superstar Dwyane Wade was one of five people wounded in a gang-related shooting at a South Side convenience store Thursday night that also left two men dead.

Two men entered the Bishop Golden Store in the 1400 block of West 79th Street and opened fire on the people inside about 6 p.m., killing one man and wounding five others, police said.

The Rev. Michael Pfleger said Friday that one of the wounded was a nephew of Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade. The nephew is 20-years-old and police sources told FOX Chicago News that he is a gang member.

“I don’t have all of the details at this time. My thoughts and prayers are with all involved, including my nephew and sister,” Wade said in a statement. “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 Wade’s World Foundation, is to continue to spread the message that the violence needs to stop.”

On Friday, with 13 people shot in Chicago in less than six hours, protesters marched on the city’s South Side in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood. They said they’re mad and some are afraid, but they’re willing to take the right steps to take back these streets.