Academy Award © winning actress and recording artist Jennifer Hudson suffered a horrible loss Friday afternoon as her mother and brother were found shot to death in Chicago. Local authorities believe the shooting to have been the result of domestic dispute. Jennifer Hudson was reported to have been in Tampa, Fl at the time of the shooting and immediately boarded a flight to Chicago once the story broke.
Reportedly, an Amber Alert was issued for a young boy (Hudson's nephew) who was at the scene, presumably during the shooting. Chicago authorities are searching for an SUV that was seen in the area, a 1994 white Suburban, Illinois license plate number X584859.
Jennifer Hudson was busy promoting her self-titled debut album, which peaked at number 2 on the Billboard Charts. Prior to the tragic news, she was scheduled to fly overseas for album promotions. Thoughts and prayers go out to Hudson and family.