Police recovered a gun today in an alley near where Jennifer Hudson's nephew was found shot to death inside a sport-utility vehicle on the West Side.
It was not immediately known whether the gun was used in the killings of Hudson's mother, brother and nephew. Earlier today, police sent about 100 personnel to the area near 13th Street and Kolin Avenue to search for evidence. The handgun was found in an alleyway about a block from where the vehicle was parked along the street.
All three victims were shot to death. Her 7-year-old nephew, Julian King, was shot twice in the head with a .45-caliber weapon, the same caliber used in the murders of his uncle and grandmother, law enforcement sources said.Officers blocked off the alley after the discovery and a forensic services team was sent to recover the weapon. Police had no immediate comment