Found on Gawker and I heard about it on the CBS Evening News. Singer Jennifer Hudson’s mother Darnell and brother Jason were found shot dead in the mother’s Chicago home. This is beyond depressing. To finally make it in life, as an artist and an Oscar winner, and to lose your mother and brother. It’s incredibly tragic.
Darnell Hudson, mother to almost universally loved Oscar-winner and American Idol contestant Jennifer Hudson, was murdered in Chicago today. “Investigators said two shooting victims were discovered inside a home belonging to Hudson’s mother just before 3:00 this afternoon,” local TV reports. The other victim: her brother Jason. Police are releasing no details except to say it was “domestic.”
From local TV reports:
An Amber Alert was also issued for a child who might also be related to the singer and Oscar-winning actress.
Police spokeswoman Monique Bond said the deaths appeared to be the result of domestic abuse, but she declined to elaborate.
Authorities were looking for a 1994 white Chevrolet Suburban missing from the area around the home with 7-year-old Julian King inside, Bond said. The child was also possibly a relative of Hudson, she said.
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