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(CHICAGO) — Two brothers accused of murdering Nykea Aldridge, a cousin of NBA star Dwyane Wade, are expected to appear in court Monday.

The suspects, 26-year-old Darwin Sorrells Jr. and 22-year-old Derren Sorrells are both convicted felons who served time in prison, Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson said Sunday. Johnson said one of the men was wearing an ankle monitor at the time of the shooting and that both men are “documented gang members.”

They have both been charged with first-degree murder.

The shooting happened Friday afternoon when Aldridge, a mother of four, was pushing her baby in a stroller on the Chicago’s South Side.

Alridge, 32, was caught in the crossfire of nearby gunshots. She was hit in the arm and the head, according to police.

Surveillance video captures the moment she was shot and fell to the ground while her young child remained in the stroller.

After Aldridge was killed, a relative took custody of the child, who was not hurt, according to ABC station WLS-TV.

Darwin Sorells Jr. admitted in a statement that he was armed and approached the apparent target of the shooting with a gun. Derren Sorells admitted in a statement to Chicago police to shooting multiple times at the apparent target.

Wade took to Twitter after the shooting, calling his cousin’s death “Another act of senseless gun violence.”

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