NBI agent shot by co-worker

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jan 12 2013 12:34 PM | Updated as of Jan 13 2013 01:24 AM

MANILA (UPDATED)- A National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) agent was wounded after being shot by his co-worker in the NBI headquarters in Manila Friday night.

Authorities said shooting victim Joselito Guillen was having a drinking session with Atty. Nestor Pascual at a birthday party when the incident occurred.

Initial investigation showed that Guillen was trying to calm down Pascual, who was running amok, when Pascual suddenly fired his gun, shooting Guillen three times.

Guillen sustained two gunshot wounds on the left side of his back and one on his right hand.

He is now in stable condition at the Manila Doctors Hospital.

Pascual, meanwhile, has been detained at the NBI headquarters.

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima has ordered the agents who attended the party, as well as the agents' division officer, relieved from their posts. -- Reports from Bettina Magsaysay and Niko Baua, ABS-CBN News; Zandro Ochona and Ricky Velasco, dzMM