Banning High alumnus shot 3 times

first_imgHe was hospitalized in stable condition. The shooting is not gang-related, said Detective Michelle Esquivel of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Harbor Division. “There’s probably a reason for it,” Esquivel said. “The kids who were there had nothing to do with gangs.” Esquivel said she has identified a suspect in the case, but no arrests have been made. Jaquez was a solid regular player for a young Banning team that went 15-17 last year. A first-team All-Marine League pick, he batted .333 with four homers, 31 RBIs and a .593 slugging percentage for the Pilots. He enrolled at Harbor College in the fall and was expected to make the team as a first baseman for the Seahawks. Head coach Marco Alvillar said the shooting may result in Jaquez missing the entire season. “I’m not too familiar with the recovery time of a person who was shot three times,” Alvillar said. “But I imagine he’ll miss the season.” [email protected] Staff writer Tony Ciniglio contributed to this report. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WILMINGTON: The baseball player was attacked while handing out candy to trick-or-treaters on Halloween. By Paul Clinton Staff Writer Former Banning High School baseball standout Anthony Jaquez is recovering from wounds sustained during a Halloween night shooting while he handed out candy to children. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Jaquez, 18, was shot three times as he stood in the front yard of a friend’s house Wednesday evening. Police said a car pulled up to the house and someone opened fire on Jaquez. No one else was hit. “He probably didn’t know the guy,” said uncle Mondo Ponce, an assistant coach at Banning High, where Jaquez played last year as a first baseman on the varsity squad. The shooting occurred at about 9:15 p.m. in the 1500 block of Marine Avenue at Q Street, west of Wilmington Cemetery. Jaquez was handing out candy to local trick-or-treaters, when the shooting occurred, police said. last_img read more