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2 Chinese diplomats killed, another wounded in restaurant shooting in central Philippines

  • Police mark the crime scene with a yellow tape where two Chinese diplomats were killed in Cebu province, central Philippines on Wednesday Oct. 21, 2015. Two Chinese diplomats in the Philippines were killed and the consul-general was wounded Wednesday by a Chinese attacker armed with a pistol during a birthday celebration at a restaurant, police said. (Alan Tangcawan via AP)

    Police mark the crime scene with a yellow tape where two Chinese diplomats were killed in Cebu province, central Philippines on Wednesday Oct. 21, 2015. Two Chinese diplomats in the Philippines were killed and the consul-general was wounded Wednesday by a Chinese attacker armed with a pistol during a birthday celebration at a restaurant, police said. (Alan Tangcawan via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • A Filipino medical personnel attends to Chinese Consul-General Song Ronghua after he was wounded during an attack by another Chinese national inside a restaurant in Cebu province, central Philippines on Wednesday Oct. 21, 2015. Two Chinese diplomats in the Philippines were killed and the consul-general was wounded Wednesday by a Chinese attacker armed with a pistol during a birthday celebration at a restaurant, police said. (AP Photo/Alan Tangcawan)

    A Filipino medical personnel attends to Chinese Consul-General Song Ronghua after he was wounded during an attack by another Chinese national inside a restaurant in Cebu province, central Philippines on Wednesday Oct. 21, 2015. Two Chinese diplomats in the Philippines were killed and the consul-general was wounded Wednesday by a Chinese attacker armed with a pistol during a birthday celebration at a restaurant, police said. (AP Photo/Alan Tangcawan)  (The Associated Press)

  • An investigator marks the crime scene where two Chinese diplomats were killed inside a restaurant in Cebu province, central Philippines on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015. Two Chinese diplomats in the Philippines were killed and the consul-general was wounded Wednesday by a Chinese attacker armed with a pistol during a birthday celebration at a restaurant, police said. (Alan Tangcawan via AP)

    An investigator marks the crime scene where two Chinese diplomats were killed inside a restaurant in Cebu province, central Philippines on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015. Two Chinese diplomats in the Philippines were killed and the consul-general was wounded Wednesday by a Chinese attacker armed with a pistol during a birthday celebration at a restaurant, police said. (Alan Tangcawan via AP)  (The Associated Press)

Police say two Chinese diplomats have been killed and another wounded by a Chinese attacker armed with a pistol in a restaurant in the central Philippines.

Police Chief Superintendent Prudencio Tom Banas said the deputy consul-general and a finance officer at the Chinese Consulate in Cebu city were killed Wednesday by the attacker, who also wounded the consul-general.

Banas said by telephone that the Chinese attacker was taken into custody by police.

He said the victims and the attacker were attending a birthday lunch at the restaurant when the shooting occurred for still unclear reasons.