Police officer gunned down by riding-in-tandem in Toledo, Cebu

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 3) — A police officer was shot dead on Thursday by two motorcycle-riding suspects in Toledo City, Cebu.

The victim was identified as PSSG Gerfil Geolina, who was seen lying on the road, near a motorcycle he was riding at Purok Manga, Brgy. Dumlog. The incident took place at around 9 a.m.

According to initial investigations conducted by duty alert and SWAT teams, residents in the area heard several bursts of gunfire.

The suspects were seen to have fled in the direction of Brgy. Sangi, Toledo City, reports said.

Meanwhile, the motive for the killing has not been determined, the authorities said.

Follow-up investigations are now being conducted by the police.