CHICAGO–(ENEWSPF)–August 26, 2016. I was shocked and deeply saddened to hear of the tragic news that Nykea Aldridge, a young, devoted mother of four, was senselessly shot and killed on the South Side today while pushing her baby in a stroller. I just spent the morning with Nykea’s aunt, Pastor Jolinda Wade, at a Congressional Symposium on Black Women and Girls in Hyde Park, only to learn of the horrific news about her beloved niece this evening. I want to express my deepest, most heartfelt sympathy to Nykea’s family for for their immeasurable loss that now leaves four innocent children without a mother. My continued and undiminished hope is that we will ultimately prevail in our struggle to enact common sense gun reform that will protect our young mothers, our children and our communities.
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