Jennifer Hudson’s mother and her brother were victims of a fatal shooting, in Chicago, earlier today [Website – Amy Grindhouse].
This is such tragic and sad news. Truly this is one of those moments where everything stands still and you have to check such a tragic headline twice, to make sure you read it right. Sadly, the reports are in and it has been confirmed, by the family’s church, that Jennifer Hudson’s mother, 57-year-old Darnell Hudson was shot, as was her brother, Jason. Hudson’s cousin, who lived nearby, discovered their bodies. Police said the double murder was a the result of a ‘domestic incident’ that got horribly out of control.
According to TMZ:
The two bodies were found dead on the scene at 2:44 PM. When the fire department arrived and discovered the bodies, police were brought in and the home was declared a crime scene.
According to The Daily Mail:
The singer-turned-movie star, who also appeared in the film version of ‘Sex and the City,’ was said to be ‘devastated’ after learning the news.
In addition to this, police are reportedly looking for a man with a 7-year-old boy, identified as Jennifer’s nephew, Julian King. An Amber Alert has been issued. Police believe Julian was taken from the home. They are looking for a 1994 White Chevy Suburban with license plate: X58-4859.
My heart sincerely goes out to Hudson and her family at this time.
No statement has been issued yet. More news is going to be posted as it breaks…
UPDATE: Jennifer’s sister Julia (Julian’s mother) drove her bus shift today and hasn’t been seen since. Hopefully she will be found soon.
UPDATE: Police are looking for William Balfour, who they claim could be with the missing 7-year-old. According to the Illinois Department of Corrections website, Balfour is currently on parole after serving jail time for attempted murder.
UPDATE: Balfour has been taken into custody and is refusing to cooperate with authorities on the whereabouts of Jennifer Hudson’s nephew Julian King who is still missing.
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