Report: Jennifer Hudson's Mother, Brother Found Dead

Two people found murdered in a home owned by Jennifer Hudson’s mother, Darnell Donnerson, are believed to be the Oscar-winning actress’ mother and brother, according to WMAQ in Chicago.

Two adults were found reportedly shot to death inside the home on the south side of Chicago on Friday afternoon.

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When contacted by Access Hollywood, a spokesperson for the Chicago Police Department confirmed “two people were found unresponsive in the home.”

Although police would not confirm the identities of the victims, police said the shooting involved one male and one female victim “believed to be related to Hudson.”

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In addition, police told Access the incident “may be [a] domestic disturbance.”

WMAQ reportedly confirmed the victims’ identities through a family member.

In addition, as first reported by The Chicago Tribune, police confirmed to Access they have also issued an Amber Alert for a seven -year-old boy, named Julian King, they believe he is related to Jennifer.

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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.

Police told Access the victims were discovered around 3 PM local time and Access has verified the address of the home where the victims were found belongs to Jennifer’s mother.

Jennifer, the former “American Idol” alum and Academy Award winner for her role in “Dreamgirls,” was in Florida at the time of the incident, according to WABC-TV in New York. She is now reportedly en route to Chicago.

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