This is just the saddest thing! Jennifer Hudson's mother Darnell Hudson Donerson and her brother Jason were shot to death this afternoon in their home on 70th Street and Yale Avenue in Chicago, IL.
When paramedics arrived to the scene at 2:44pm, the victims were already dead and the police department declared it a crime scene.
Jennifer's mother was shot in the head and her brother was shot in the chest. A cousin who lived nearby discovered the bodies.
Our condolences go out to Jennifer and her family. More details coming soon!
UPDATE: Jennifer is on a private plane headed to Chicago from Florida. She learned of the deaths and boarded the plane immediately.
UPDATE 2: The shooting is believed to be domestic. A 7-year old boy is believed to be missing.
UPDATE 3: Jennifer Hudson's 7-year-old nephew, Julian King (photographed below), is missing. He was taken from the house in the Englewood neighborhood in a white 1994 Chevrolet Suburban SUV, license number X584859 police said. The car is registered under Jason Hudson's name.
UPDATE 4: Police said they are looking for a known suspect, William Balfour, 27,who they said should be considered to be armed and dangerous.
UPDATE 5: Balfour is believed to be Hudson's sister's husband and is currently on parole after serving jail time for attempted murder.