The 17-year-old brother of Kapamilya actress Nadine Lustre shot himself to the head inside their home in Barangay Talipapa, Quezon City Sunday at 7:45 p.m., according to the Quezon City Police District.
The Criminal Investigation and Detection Unit chief, Supt. Rodelio Marcelo, identified the victim as Isaiah Lustre y Paguia, Nadine’s younger brother.
His body was found inside their comfort room at their house at 19 Hito Street, Silvina Village on Oct. 8 at 7:45 p.m.
After the host’s younger sister, Naoemi, heard two gunshots, she went out of her room to check and saw Isaiah lying in a pool of blood, the report said.
She called their brother Ezekiel, who sought the assistance of their neighbors, who took Isaiah to the Pacific Global Medical Center.
Isaiah, who was about to turn 17 on Oct. 13, was declared dead on arrival at the hospital by his attending physician, Dr. Ma. Therese Odilla S. Barasi, at 9:15 p.m.
The family members said that Isaiah had no problem with them, but they noticed these last few weeks that he was moody, irritable, did not talk to them and kept confinement in his room.
The victim’s father, Ulysses, refused to be investigated because he was convinced that he had committed suicide.
Earlier reports pointed out that Nadine shared some cryptic posts on her Instagram account, particularly an image showing a semi-colon, along with the hashtag of “#KeepGoing.” She also posted about a depression thing showing “You are stronger than depression.”
Another post she shared was part of the lyrics of Coldplay’s Everglow hit song, hinting others that she will be missing someone.
Nadine Lustre and her family is yet to issue a statement as of press time.