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FEU basketball player shot, in critical condition
MANILA, Philippines – A varsity player of the Far Eastern University senior men’s basketball team is fighting for his life after he was shot Thursday just outside the FEU premises.
Mac Baracael was at the operating room of nearby Mary Chiles Hospital where his FEU teammates rushed him.
According to Anton Montinola, the FEU representative to the Board of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines, Baracael, a key player on the FEU rotation, was shot just outside the Philtrust Bank at the corner of Morayta and R. Papa streets.
“He was with two other players when a lone gunman shot [Baracael] using a .45-caliber pistol,” Montinola said.
Montinola said in a text message that the gunman walked away after he fired two shots.
Dr. Honesto Marcos of the surgery department of the hospital said that Baracael was brought the emergency room at around 8:35 p.m. by teammates and was taken to the operating room immediately after.
“The point of entry of the bullet was approximately through the lower thorax posterior aspect, left side, and then it exited just below the nipple line,” Marcos said.Montinola said Baracael’s parents had been notified and were on their way to Manila from Quezon province.