As reported earlier today, tragedy struck Jennifer Hudson’s family today. Her mother and brother were found shot to death in their Chicago home. An amber alert was issued for her nephew, Julian King, who was kidnapped from the murder scene.

An arrest warrant, has been issued for William Balfour, for the murder of Darnelle Donerson and Jason Hudson. He is believed to have kidnapped the nephew of Jennifer and son of Julia Hudson. William Balfour is reported to be the husband of Jennifer’s sister Julia. It is unknown if he is the father of Julian King. In addition, her sister Julia Hudson has been reported as missing as well.

TMZ Reports:

UPDATE 7:35 PM ET: 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 8:35 PM ET: 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.

Wow, crazy stuff. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Jennifer and her family.

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