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Filed under: General News — Ryann Hayman @ 4:01 pm


A gun was recovered by Chicago police during a search for evidence in the murders of Jennifer Hudson’s nephew, mother and brother.


      Cops found the weapon Wednesday afternoon in thick weeds in a vacant lot near where Hudson’s nephew, 7-year-old Julian King, was found shot to death inside a SUV on the West Side.      

       It was not immediately known whether the gun was used in the killings of Hudson’s mother, brother and nephew.  Police Deputy Chief Nick Roti said the firearm would be sent to the Illinois State Police Crime Lab to be tested.      

       Police, yesterday, sent about 100 personnel to the area near 13th Street and Kolin Avenue to search for evidence.  The handgun was found around 1:30 p.m. about a block from where the vehicle was parked along the street.       

       All three victims were shot to death. King, was shot twice in the head with a .45-caliber weapon, the same caliber used in the murders of his uncle and grandmother, authorities said.      

       Meanwhile, law-enforcement sources told the Chicago Tribune that more than one person might have been involved in the killings.       

       Investigators are trying to determine whether another individual drove “person of interest,” William Balfour, to the West Side of Chicago after the killings at the Hudsons’ South Side home. Balfour remains jailed on unrelated charges as police search for clues.




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