LABO, Camarines Norte -- A security guard fatally shot a sleeping colleague at the mining site of Gold City Mineral Mining Company in Purok 2, Bgy. Benit here Friday evening.
Labo police identified the victim as Saphiro Cesar Barcenas Jr., 54, and the suspect as Darius Octa.
Another security guard, 27-year-old Darwin Barroy Canaria, of Bagumbayan, Paracale, Camarines Norte, told police he rushed to their barracks when he heard two gun shots and saw Barcenas in a pool of blood. Police recovered the 12-gauge shotgun allegedly used by the suspect.
Police said violent quarels were common among security guards detailed in mining sites in the province.