Suspects in diplomat killing flown to China for trial hinh anh 1Chinese consul-general in Cebu was wounded when allegedly shot by colleagues at a restaurant. (Source: AFP)

Two Chinese diplomats have been flown to China to stand trial for a gun attack in the Philippines that killed two of their colleagues and wounded another, Filipino authorities said on October 24.

According to Filipino Department of Foreign Affairs’ spokesman Charles Jose, the suspects already left on October 23 in a direct flight from Cebu to Xiamen. They will be prosecuted in China, he added.

The victims and the suspects were attending a birthday lunch at a restaurant on October 21 when the shooting occurred. The suspects, including Guo Jing and her husband Li Qing Liang shot Deputy Consul Sun Shen and finance officer Li Hui.

Chinese Consul General Song Ronghua survived after being shot in the neck.

The Philippine police announced the hand-over of the suspects to China as they enjoy diplomatic immunity.

The motive of the gun attack is not known yet, and the positions held by the two suspects at the consulate remain unclear.-VNA