Actress and singer Jennifer Hudson’s mother and brother were found shot to death Friday at Hudson’s Chicago home, and police have issued an Amber Alert for Hudson’s 7-year-old nephew.
Chicago Police Department spokeswoman Monique Bond says the deaths appear to be the result of domestic abuse.
Authorities think Julian King was taken from the home by William Balfour, a suspect in the double killing, and they think Balfour fled in a 1994 white Chevrolet Suburban.
Sources tell FOXNews.com Hudson is on her way to Chicago.
Deputy Chief Joseph Patterson said a family member entered the home around 3 p.m. Friday, found a woman fatally shot on the living room floor and left to notify authorities. Responding officers found a man fatally shot in the bedroom, Patterson said. There was no sign of forced entry.
The Cook County medical examiner’s office says officials were dispatched Friday afternoon to the house. Sources on the scene tell FOXNews.com police haven’t released to the bodies.
Police tape blocked access to the large, white house, where a crowd had gathered outside.
Hudson grew up in Chicago, and public listings show the address registered to her and her mother, Darnell Donerson. Hudson’s brother is Jason Hudson.
Calls to Hudson’s representative and attorney were not immediately returned.
Our sincerest condolences go out to Jennifer and her entire family. We pray for the safe return of her nephew.
UPDATE 1: Police are looking for William Balfour (bottom left), who they claim could be with the missing 7-year-old. According to records, Balfour listed Hudson’s mother’s address as a place of residence within the last year. According to the Illinois Department of Corrections website, Balfour is currently on parole after serving jail time for attempted murder.
UPDATE 2: Lost in all this is Jennifer’s sister Julia, mother of the missing 7-year-old. We’re told she works as a bus driver in Chicago. Her employer told us she worked her shift today. She hasn’t been seen since.