(AllHipHop News) Chicago Bulls superstar point guard Derrick Rose has not played a single basketball game this season but is still leaves his mark on Chicago.
According to CBS Chicago, the multimillionaire star player plans to assist in paying for the funeral of Jonylah Watkins, a six-month-old girl who was shot while her father changed her diaper. Her father, Jonathan Watkins, 29, was also wounded but is in stable condition and undergoing treatment at Northwestern Medical Hospital. The shooting is considered gang-related since Watkins, a member of the Gangster Disciples was the intended target.
The family’s spokesman Reverend Corey Brooks claims Jonylah’s father is fully cooperating with the police department. “If he knew who shot him, trust me, they would be arrested by now,” Brooks told the Sun Times.
The wake for the tiny victim will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday at New Beginnings Church in Woodlawn, Illinois with her funeral following at 11 a.m.
The former NBA MVP has not publicly addressed the murder or his involvement in helping pay for the funeral services but has taken to Twitter to address the rise of violence in Chicago.
I’m sitting here just thinking how sad it is that my city got to go through this. I love my city and everyone in it even my haters! — Derrick Rose (@drose) September 12, 2012
I pray everyday for US for real. I know I shouldn’t be saying this because I hoop and it’s not my lane but I feel like ppl should hear this. — Derrick Rose (@drose) September 12, 2012