A woman found shot to death in a Chicago apartment was a former girlfriend of New York Knicks player Eddy Curry and the mother of his 3-year-old son, Curry's attorney said Sunday.
A relative found the bodies of Nova Henry, 24, and her
9-month-old daughter, Ava, in their apartment near the South Side
on Saturday evening, Chicago police spokeswoman Monique Bond said.
Both died from multiple gunshot wounds, the Cook County medical
examiner's office said Sunday.
Curry's 3-year-old son was found unharmed at the scene. Curry is
a former player for the Chicago Bulls.
No one had been charged as of Sunday afternoon.
Curry's attorney, Kelly Saindon, said the basketball player's
family was devastated by the news.
The Knicks issued a statement Sunday on Curry's behalf asking
the media to respect the privacy of the two families.
"The Curry family is deeply saddened by this tragic loss and
will keep the Henry family in their prayers," the statement said.
Police believe the killings were the result of a domestic
dispute, Bond said. She would not elaborate.
Rob Bryant, who said he was Nova Henry's uncle, told the Chicago
Sun-Times that Henry had a restraining order against her boyfriend.
The city recently has seen several high-profile deaths blamed on
domestic violence. A brother-in-law of Oscar-winning actress
Jennifer Hudson pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges he fatally
shot Hudson's mother, brother and nephew. Prosecutors allege
William Balfour killed them in October because he was upset the
actress's sister had been dating another man.