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Teenager shot dead on way to basketball game

by on Jan.03, 2011, under Places

A 17 year old boy was shot dead on New Year Day while he was on his way to a basketball game in Pandacan Manila. Smith Dominic Meren, of Canonigo St., Paco, Manila, was walking along Kahilum 1, Pandacan, with his friends, towards a nearby court at around 5 p.m. But upon reaching the riverside bridge in the area, they were accosted by a young man only identified as alias “Pogi” and his companion who challenged them to a fight. Meren attempted to run but “Pogi” gave chase, shooting at him with an improvised firearm, Meren was hit on the head. He was brought to Sta. Ana Hospital for treatment but died at around 6 p.m. pursuit operations are underway for “Pogi,” who remains at large. Meren’s companions have told the police they could identify “Pogi” if they see him again.

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