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E-bike rider shot dead, 1 injured after tandem riding in Cebu City barangay

An e-bike rider was killed and his companion was injured after they were shot by motorcycle-riding gunmen around 3:37 a.m. on Wednesday, May 1, 2024, in Urgello Street, Barangay Sambag 1, Cebu City.

The fatal victim was identified as Leopoldo Rambo Anza Dawa, 17, of Barangay Sawang Calero, Cebu City.

His companion was taken to Cebu City Medical Center after being hit in the shoulder.

A friend of the victims who witnessed the incident told police that before the incident, someone approached Dawa and asked him why he was staring at him.

Dawa succumbed to a gunshot wound to the head, inflicted by a .45 pistol.

He was already dead and lying on his e-bike when the officers from the Abellana police station arrived.

According to some witnesses, Dawa was shot by three unknown men on a red motorcycle who fled toward Southwestern University Hospital.

Police Major Mark Don Alfred Leanza, head of the Abellana Police Station, said his investigators are currently checking CCTV cameras in the area to identify the perpetrators.

Police investigate illegal drugs, gang warfare or personal grudges as possible motives for the crime. (AYB, TPT)