This is so horrible. Beyond words.
The mother of Oscar winning actress Jennifer Hudson has been killed.
Investigators said two shooting victims were discovered inside a home belonging to Hudson's mother just before 3:00 PM on Friday.
The home is located at 7019 South Yale in Chicago's Englewood neighborhood.
One of the victims was 57-year-old Darnell Hudson.
The other victim was identified as Jennifer's brother, Jason. A cousin who lived nearby discovered the bodies.
Darnell was shot in the head and Jason was shot in the chest, according to a spokesman for the Cook County medical examiner's office.
The shooting is believed to be domestic, police said.
Hudson is said to be flying to Chicago from Tampa.
Our thoughts to Jennifer during this incredibly difficult time.
Update: 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.
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