Motorcycle-riding gunmen shot dead a police officer in Urdaneta City, Pangasinan, early Saturday.

SPO4 Anjuario Concepcion, assigned at the Urdaneta City Police Station, was brought by fellow policemen to the Sacred Heart Hospital but expired along the way, Ilocos regional police spokesman Supt. Jovencio Badua said.

The incident occurred around 5:15 a.m. while Concepcion was driving his motorcycle in Brgy. Nancayasan.

Two men on another motorcycle shot Concepcion several times, hitting him on the different parts of the body, Badua said.

Members of the Urdaneta City Police rushed to the scene and brought Concepcion to the hospital while others conducted a pursuit operation, but the assailants were already gone.

Investigators are still trying to determine the assailants identities and motive as of this writing. (John Roson)

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