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Ex-Navy man shoots neighbor

A retired member of the Philip­pine Navy was arrested after he shot his neighbor who was playing basketball in Caloocan City Satur­day afternoon, police said.

Jayson Borja, 39, a company driver, was wounded after he was shot by Danilo Pendel, 55, a former member of the Philippine Navy.

Borja was playing basketball with teenagers on Lourdes Street in Barangay 27 around 4:30 p.m. when an angry Pendel arrived.

Pendel shouted at Borja, utter­ing “Tinatawag kita ayaw mong lumapit, papatayin kita!”. He then drew his gun and fired a shot but missed.

Borja tried to get the firearm from Pendel, but during their struggle the latter fired more shots, hitting Borja in the leg.

Responding policemen and ba­rangay watchmen brought Borja to Caloocan City Medical Center where he is currently recuperating.

Seized from the scene were a .45-caliber pistol with ammunition and five empty shells.

Appropriate charges will be filed against Pendel who is now detained at the city police station.

-Kate Javier