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Talk ‘N Text center Ali Peek and his family will decide on Wednesday afternoon whether to go ahead with surgery to remove a lodged bullet in his neck suffered after a shooting incident on Monday night. With the cager’s mother arriving from the United States, the family will meet with doctors at 3 p.m. to decide if Peek will undergo the risky procedure.

An earlier CT scan revealed that the bullet narrowly missed Peek’s spine, mandible, and other vital parts.

Peek was shot in the neck by an unidentified gunman on Monday night in the parking lot of the RFM Gymnasium in Mandaluyong City, shortly after the PBA veteran’s plyometric workout at the facility. Initial investigation by the police said that the incident was a premeditated hit, with an inexperienced gun for hire involved.

Eyewitnesses were able to describe the suspect as chinito, standing 5’5″ to 5’6″ of medium build, about 32 to 36 years old. A composite sketch of the suspect was released by the police on Tuesday morning.

Talk ‘N Text team manager Aboy Castro said that Peek had been shown the sketch, but the hulking center was unable to recognize the suspect. Peek was also not sure if the man in the sketch was the gunman.

Manuel V. Pangilinan, the owner of the Talk ‘N Text squad, has offered a P500,000 reward for information that leads to the capture of the suspect.

Mandaluyong police has set up a hotline for tips about the shooting, which can be reached at (02)5322145 or (02)5322797.


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