Oscar-winning actress JENNIFER HUDSON's mother and brother have been found shot dead in their Chicago, Illinois home, according to reports.
The shooting took place on the south side of the city at 3pm (local time) on Friday (24Oct08).
Police have yet to verify the identity of the victims, a Chicago Police Department spokesperson only revealing they are "believed to be related to Hudson".
But Willie Davis, the pastor of the family's church, has confirmed the Dreamgirls star's mum, 57-year-old Darnell Hudson Donnerson, was one of the victims, reports network CBS' Chicago affiliate. The other body belongs to a man, believed to be Jason Hudson.
Both victims were found in the house - which is listed under Darnell Donnerson's name - by a man reported to be Hudson's cousin. Source
Jennifer’s mother was shot in the head and her 29-year-old brother was shot in the chest, according to a spokesman for the Cook County medical examiner’s office. The shooting is said to be “domestic”.
WOW, I'm just in total shock right now, I don't know what to say. I cant imagine it, Loosing your brother and Mother in a day. Some people are just WICKED, the killers will definatley get what in coming to them in a million folds. Its really heartbreaking, My heart goes out to Jennifer and her family. This is the saddest news i've ever come across in my 1 year of blogging