Dwyane Wade’s Nephew Among 5 Wounded In Store Shooting

CHICAGO (STMW) — 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.

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.

“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.”

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. He was dead at the scene.

The wounded ranged in age from 16 to 25, police said. Four were initially hospitalized in critical condition, Fire Media Affairs Director Larry Langford said.

Police called the shooting gang-related.

Pfleger, pastor of nearby St. Sabina Church, said he attempted to visit the store on Friday, but the owner would not let him inside.

“One of the things I’ve been saying is that we have to do something about these stores that are the street offices of gangs,” Pfleger said. “We have to stop letting these kind of stores destroy our communities by letting the gangs hang out there.”

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.

Londale McNeal, a pastor at a church next door to the store, said he heard “about 10 to 12 shots ring out” and saw two men in dark hooded sweatshirts jump into a vehicle. McNeal was with his wife, daughter and grandson.

Police said no one was in custody Friday evening.

 (Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2012. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

  • THEE Yard Ape

    What a shame.

    • Leroy Goldberg

      Still gets added to weekend numbers?

      • †Lawn Statue of St. Anthony†

        Yes, Leroy, it does! Bless you, my son.

  • zatso

    Hey Wade, court side tickets will get Jesse and the other “BOZO’S” back to Chicago to rally the troops to find the missing “WALDOS”.

    We need help, and you can help more than anyone else.


  • tom sharp

    “…saw two men in dark hooded sweatshirts jump into a vehicle.

    Hey, Bobby Rush–the perps stole your uniform!

    • †Lawn Statue of St. Anthony†

      LOL!! Bless you, my son.

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  • irma courtney

    Now where is Jessie Jackson Al Sharpton and all the others when something like this happens,? Why is black on black crime ok ? What difference does it make to a victim and their relatives and friends what color the person is who murders or commits any other crime I am pulling out my hair scratching my head. Some black person murdered my nephew in 04 and nothing was done about it.

    • Reb Biker

      The difference is that the members of the black community are almost unanimously racist. A non-racist black person is as rare as a frog feather.

      • NWA

        And, a racist White person is as common as sunshine or, the wind.


      • Reb Biker

        NWA babbled, “a racist White person is as common as sunshine or, the wind”.

        If that lie was true, it would have been impossible for B. Hussein Obama to have been elected President. The black cat is out of the bag. It’s the blacks that are the actual hard-core racists, and the lie that it’s the Whites that are the racists is as worn out as your race card. Our economy can not afford undeserved White guilt any more. Your free ride is just about over.

      • †Lawn Statue of St. Anthony†

        One can only hope, Reb!! Bless you, my son.

      • THEE Yard Ape

        BRAVO Reb !!!!!!! VERY WELL SAID!!

  • Leroy Goldberg

    NWA is a thug, a criminal, a ne@ro. Anything coming out of his mouth is nothing but sh!t.

    • †Lawn Statue of St. Anthony†

      Bless you, my son.

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