Chicago police confirmed to MTV News that investigators are at the scene at a residence on the South side of Chicago, where two people, a male and a female, suffered fatal gunshot wounds; the representative said police believe both victims to be related to Hudson. Officers received a call shortly before 3 p.m. Friday, and upon arriving found the two victims. The incident has been declared a double homicide.
The Chicago Tribune reported that according to public records, the home is owned by Darnell Donerson, Jennifer Hudson's mother. The paper also reported that Hudson is not injured, according to her bodyguard.
One of the victims was a woman in her 50s who was shot in the head and the other was a 29-year-old man who was shot in the chest, a spokesman for the Cook County medical examiner's office told the Tribune. Chicago police spokeswoman Monique Bond told the paper that at least one victim is "believed to be" a relative of Jennifer Hudson. The shooting was believed to be related to a domestic disturbance, Bond said, emphasizing that the information was preliminary.
TMZ reported that the female victim is Hudson's mother, and the male victim is Hudson's older brother Jason, a mechanic.
A representative for the city's medical examiner's office told MTV News that they have an investigator on the scene but have no identification or preliminary information.
The police source told the Tribune that the bodies of a man and woman were discovered by a family member about 3 p.m. in the home in the 7000 block of South Yale Avenue.