February 5, 2009

Apl.de.ap’s brother shot to death

A Black Eyed Peas publicist has confirmed the younger brother of band member Apl.de.ap was fatally shot in the head while sitting in a car in the Philippines.

Usmagazine.com said 21-year-old Joven Pineda Deala was slain in the northern town of Porac, Pampanga, as he sat in his car outside his girlfriend's home at 1 a.m. Tuesday.

No suspects have been arrested and police haven't publicly speculated on a motive for the shooting, however, media reports claim Deala may have been part of a love triangle, Usmagazine.com said.

Apl.de.ap, who is one of the founding members of the Black Eyed Peas, was raised in the Philippines but moved to the United States after he was adopted by an American. He is expected to attend his brother's wake and burial in the Philippines, the entertainment magazine said on its Web site.