A still unidentified assailant shot PBA player Ali Peek last night in Mandaluyong City.

Senior Superintendent Armando Bolalin, Mandaluyong police chief said the incident happened at the RFM gymnasium shortly after his basketball workout. He sustained a bullet wound in the neck.

Talk N’ Text coach Chot Reyes said Peek was rushed to the Medical City and is now conscious and in stable condition.

In his Twitter account @coachot, Reyes said “the Talk N’ Text family is asking the public to respect their privacy at this time.” “Further details will be released as they become available,” he added.

Reports said Peek was walking towards his car when the gunman fired one shot from behind. Peek reportedly didn’t fall after the shot. He was able to call the coaches through his mobile phone. Afterwards, his personal trainer saw him and rushed to his side.

He is set to undergo operation for the removal of the bullet.

SecurityMatters poses two questions. Reports have made no mention of a security guard in the vicinity of the parking area where Peek was attacked. If there was no security guard, why and what does the security management of the RFM gymnasium say about this?

And if they do have one, where was the guard and what was he doing during the time Peek was attacked? It seems that many crimes could be controlled or prevented by the presence of a guard who is being vigilant at the time of duty.