The mother of Academy Award-winning actress Jennifer Hudson was reportedly found dead in a South Side home, according to a representative of the family's church, CBS Station WBBM-TV in Chicago reported.
Two adults were found fatally shot at a home at 3 p.m. Friday, authorities said. Willie Davis, the pastor of the Hudson family's church, Progressive Baptist, confirmed that 57-year-old Darnell Hudson Donnerson was one of the victims.
The other victim was a man, the Chicago Fire Department said.
The shooting is believed to be domestic.
The Cook County Medical Examiner's office has been notified of the deaths of two people from a home at the address, but additional information is unavailable.
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The bodies of 57-year-old Darnell Donerson and 29-year-old Jason Hudson were discovered on Friday afternoon at Donerson's home in the city's South Side area. Meanwhile, Hudson's seven-year-old nephew Julian King was missing from the scene.
"We can confirm that there is an ongoing investigation concerning the deaths of Jennifer Hudson's mother, Darnell Donerson, and her brother, Jason Hudson," Hudson's representative, Lisa Kasteler, said in a statement. "No further comment will be made and the family has asked that their privacy be respected at this difficult time."
Chicago police have named William Balfour as "a suspect in the double homicide". The man, who is currently in custody, reportedly lived at Donerson's home last year.