Dwyane Wade’s nephew hurt in store shooting
SUN-TIMES MEDIA WIRE March 30, 2012 4:24PM
Dwyane Wade | File photo
Updated: May 1, 2012 8:33AM
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 one man dead.
The shooting happened when two men entered the Bishop Golden Store in the 1400 block of West 79th Street and opened fire at 6 p.m., police said.
Shawndell Harris, 22, of the 9100 block of South Perry, was killed. The wounded ranged in age from 16 to 25, police said. Police called the shooting gang-related.
Wade issued a statement confirming his nephew was involved.
“I don’t have all of the details at this time,” Wade said. “My thoughts and prayers are with all involved, including my nephew and sister.”
Wade said he was working to stop the cycle of violence on the streets.
“Having grown up in the inner-city, I am aware of the difficult realities that exist on the streets,” he said. “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.”
Police said no one was in custody in connection with the shooting Friday evening. Detectives are reviewing footage from a police camera stationed across the street from the store.