OMG, this is not even a joke. Jennifer Hudson’s mother and brother were found murdered in Chicago earlier today. There is apparently also a child missing and possibly being held for ransom.
The pastor of the Hudson family’s church, Progressive Baptist, confirmed that 57-year-old Darnell Hudson Donnerson was one of the victims.
The shooting is believed to be domestic.
“There was a male subject found in the bedroom with a fatal gunshot wound,” Chicago police said at a press conference late Friday. “The crime lab personnel are still on the scene gathering evidence. We have some promising leads right now, but it’s very preliminary.”
In addition, as first reported by The Chicago Tribune, police confirmed to Access they have also issued an Amber Alert for a 7-year-old boy, named Julian King, who is believed to be Hudson’s nephew.
Police also confirmed to Access they have declared a man named William Balfour as “a suspect in the double homicide,” which The Chicago Tribune also first reported. Balfour is considered to be “armed and dangerous,” police told Access.
E! has learned that Jennifer Hudson was in Florida when she heard the news and is currently en route to Chicago.
(My prayers are with this family)