The Latest: Pence sidesteps questions on gun trafficking

BY foxsports • August 28, 2016

CHICAGO (AP) The Latest on the fatal shooting of the cousin of NBA star Dwyane Wade (all times local):

11 a.m.

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is sidestepping questions about the flow of guns into Illinois from his state as the U.S. presidential campaign delves into the issue of Chicago violence.

The Republican vice presidential nominee would not answer direct questions Sunday about guns from Indiana coming into Chicago during CNN's ''State of the Union'' show.

Chicago authorities have said more than half of the guns used in crimes come from out of state, including about 20 percent from Indiana.

The questions came after the shooting death of Nykea Aldridge, a cousin of NBA star Dwyane Wade.

When asked about gun trafficking from Indiana, Pence instead brought up failing schools in Chicago and his running mate Donald Trump's pledge to create jobs.

Two men were charged with first-degree murder on Sunday in Aldridge's death.

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10:05 a.m.

Chicago police say two brothers have been charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of the cousin of NBA star Dwyane Wade as she was walking to register her children for school.

Authorities say 26-year-old Darwin Sorrells Jr. and 22-year-old Derren Sorrells were charged Sunday in the death of Nykea Aldridge.

Police say the 32-year-old mother of four was pushing a baby in a stroller near the school when two men walked up and fired shots at a third man but hit Aldridge in the head and arm. Police say she wasn't the intended target.

Police say the suspects have criminal records.

Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie T. Johnson plans to release more information at a news conference later Sunday.


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