BREAKING NEWS: Jennifer Hudson’s Mother and Brother Slain, Nephew Missing

Breaking…I’ll be doing some editing here…

Update: The police are searching for a man identified as William Balfour, the husband of Jennifer’s sister, Julia, who they said could be with the 7-year-old boy.

TMZ is reporting that the victims are Jennifer Hudson’s mother and brother…

Horrible. Just horrible.   Thoughts and prayers go out to Jennifer and her family… Apparently an amber alert has gone out for Julien.   Hopefully he’s found soon and returned safely to his family.

ETA: ABC News is confirming that both Jennifer’s mother and brother were victims.   The young boy who is missing is possibly Jennifer’s nephew, Julian King.

CHICAGO (WLS) — The mother and brother of singer and Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Hudson were found shot to death inside a home Friday.
Police have confirmed Hudson’s mother, Darnell Hudson Donerson, 57, is one of the deceased. The other victim has been identified as Jennifer Hudson’s brother, Jason S. Hudson, 29.

The home where the bodies were discovered aruond 3 p.m. Friday is at 7019 S. Yale in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood. Property records indicate the home belongs to Donerson.

A search is under way for a young boy who is missing from the home. A child, possibly Jennifer Hudson’s 7-year-old nephew, Julian King, is missing, according to sources. Police are searching for an SUV that was seen in the area – a 1994 white Suburban, Illinois license plate number X584859.

From the Chicago Tribune:

A Chicago police spokeswoman also said a young boy, whose age has been reported as both 6 and 7 years old,  was reported missing. Police said the child is identified as Julian King, but they would not say whether he is a relative of the actress.Police are also looking for  a white 1994 Chevrolet Suburban with Illinois license plate No. X584859, from that location. The  missing boy may be in the vehicle. According to a source, the actress’ sister reported the boy missing from the home.

Public records  indicate the Suburban is registered to Jason Hudson, who neighbors said is Jennifer Hudson’s brother. Authorites would not say whether  he was one of the two victims.

Jennifer Hudson is not injured, her bodyguard told the Tribune before referring all questions to a publicist.

One of the victims was a woman in her 50s who was shot in the head and the other was a 29-year-old man who was shot in the chest, according to a spokesman for the Cook County medical examiner’s office.  The spokesman did not have the victims’ identities.

At least one of the victims had defensive wounds, accoridng to police.

Chicago Police spokeswoman Monique Bond said at least one victim is “believed to be” a relative of Jennifer Hudson.

The shooting was believed to be related to a domestic disturbance, Bond said, stressing that this was preliminary information.

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