Philippines

PBA basketball star Ali Peek in stable condition after being shot in the neck

American-Filipino basketball star Ali Peek is in a stable condition in hospital after being shot in the neck by an unidentified assailant. Peek was shot in the car park of a Mandaluyong City gym on Monday evening.

Members of Peek’s TNT PBA (Philippine Basketball Association) team say that the player is conscious and talking. He’s a popular figure in the Philippines, but not a controversial one, and it’s unclear at this point whether he was intentionally targeted or whether he was just the victim of a freak attack.

Peek has helped the TNT team to a strong start to the current PBA league season, and his presence will likely be missed as they attempt to keep up their momentum. The latest reports suggest that a bullet in Peek’s neck has yet to be removed.

About Sarah Bosdiccia

Sarah Bosdiccia is a writer, journalist, blogger and editorial assistant. In the past, she has worked in the local newspaper business and has taught journalism modules at undergraduate level. She doesn't 'do' Facebook but you can follow her at @sarah_bosdiccia.

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