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BREAKING NEWS: Jennifer Hudson’s Mother, Brother Found Dead in Chicago

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BREAKING NEWS: Jennifer Hudson’s Mother, Brother Found Dead in Chicago

The mother and brother of actress and R&B singer Jennifer Hudson were found shot to death in a South Side residence Friday afternoon according to CBS 2 Chicago. Police issued an Amber Alert for a missing 7-year-old child, a nephew of Hudson’s. Her mother, 57-year-old Darnell Hudson Donerson, was one of two adults found fatally shot at a home at 70th Street and Yale Avenue, said Willie Davis, pastor of Progressive Baptist Church, where Jennifer Hudson has been a member. The other victim was her brother, Jason, a relative said. “This is a very sad day to get that kind of news,” Davis said. “This is really going to be a major, major blow to such a wonderful person … But we know through our faith in God she’ll get through it.” Davis said Hudson’s relationship with her mother was “very close.” The singer was expected to arrive in Chicago from Florida, he said. The victims were found around 3 p.m. The shooting is believed to be domestic. Police were searching for a man and 7-year-old boy. The missing boy, identified as Julian King — Donerson’s grandson — may have been abducted by William Balfour, a suspect in the murder who is considered armed and dangerous, according to police. Balfour may be driving a white Chevy Suburban SUV with Illinois license plate X584859 or a teal/green Chrysler Concord four-door sedan with a left front headlight hanging off and scratches along the left side with temporary tags 332K823. Hudson, 27, appeared on “American Idol” in 2004. She went on to win an Oscar for her performance in the film “Dreamgirls.” Earlier this year, she became engaged to David Otunga, a fellow Chicagoan. She recently released a self titled debut album and can currently be seen in “The Secret Life of Bees”. Sources: CBS 2 Chicago / Chicago Tribune/ TMZ

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