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Police officer shot dead in Tacloban

Tacloban city—Two days before Christmas, a police officer was killed on Sunday in Tacloban City in yet another shooting incident involving policemen in Eastern Visayas.

Authorities identified the victim as PO2 Lawrence Tabungar, assigned to the Mobile Patrol Unit in Tacloban City Police Office.

The shooting incident happened around 9:15 a.m. in front of the Eastern Visayas Regional Medical Center in Brgy. 93, Bagacay.

Initial investigation showed Tabungar was on board his vehicle on his way home when unidentified suspects on board a red-colored pickup truck fired at him.

“The Tacloban City Police is being directed to conduct an immediate investigation on the incident by no less than Police Regional Director Dionardo Carlos,” regional police spokeswoman Supt. Ma. Bella Rentuaya told Manila Standard.

The officer sustained several gunshots wounds on his head and body.

Topics: Tacloban City , shooting incident , Eastern Visayas , Lawrence Tabungar , Mobile Patrol Unit , Ma. Bella Rentuaya
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