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Friendly basketball game turns into brawl

  • Written by Edd Reyes
  • Published in Metro
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A man was injured when a friendly basketball game turned into a brawl that ended in a shooting incident
Sunday night in Caloocan City.

Jordan Juangco, 21, of Block 14, Lot 20, Jerusalem St., Natividad, Phase 1, Bgy. 168, Deparo,
was rushed to Quezon City General Hospital where he was treated for a gunshot wound in the right leg
while the suspect, identified as John Andrew Taray, 31, private security agent, of Block 2, Lot 36,
Champaca St., Maligaya Park, Novaliches, QC, immediately fled after the incident.
     
Caloocan police homicide investigator PO1 John Bee Bello said Juangco was sitting on the bench
of the basketball court in Natividad Subdivision, Phase 1, Deparo, and watching his brother Jeremy
while playing basketball at around 9 p.m. when the game eventually went physical that ended into a
brawl.
     
When Jordan saw his brother in fistfight with his two opponents, he immediately came to his
aid, prompting Taray to grab his cal. .45 pistol placed inside a sling bag and shot the victim, hitting
him in the right leg.
     
The suspect and his teammates, upon sensing the approaching operatives of Caloocan Police
Community Precinct (PCP) 6, scampered to different directions, leaving some of their belongings.
 
Police recovered at the crime scene an empty shell for cal. .45 pistol, the suspect’s sling bag
containing a magazine assembly with six live ammunition for cal. .45, assorted ID cards, ATM card,
documents and a motorcycle registered under one Romeo Yacat of Bautista St., Mapulang Lupa, Valenzuela
City.