The nephew of Miami Heat superstar Dwyane Wade was one of five people wounded in a gang-related shooting Thursday night at a Chicago convenience store that left one man dead.
The Rev. Michael Pfleger said Friday that one of the wounded was a nephew of Wade.
Wade, a Chicago-area native, said in a statement Friday evening that he doesn't have all of the details yet, but his "thoughts and prayers are with all involved, including my nephew and sister."
"Having grown up in the inner city, I am aware of the difficult realities that exist on the streets," Wade said. "One of the goals of my foundation, the Wade¹s World Foundation, is to spread the message that the violence needs to stop."
Six people were shot about 6 p.m. Thursday night at a community grocery store in the 1400 block of West 79th Street. One died and five others were wounded, officials said. All the victims are between 16 and 25 years old.
Detectives are reviewing footage from a Chicago Police camera stationed across the street from the store, according to police, who said the suspects fled north on Bishop Street in a silver SUV.
Killed in the attack was Shawndell Harris, 22, of the 9100 block of South Perry Avenue, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.
All six people were inside the small store when they were wounded, but some had stumbled outside by the time paramedics arrived. Numerous shell casings remained on the floor when officers arrived, a source said.
Police said no one was in custody in connection with the shooting.
The Heat play the Raptors in Toronto Friday night.
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