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.