WATCH: Police official accidentally shoots fellow cop in the knee

A video that captured an event where a police official in Negros Occidental accidentally shot a fellow cop during training has gone viral.

According to a report published on Watchmen Daily Journal, Victorias City PNP Commander Police Superintendent Frederick Mead shot Police Officer 1 (PO1) Marvin Gustilo in the knee during a firearms proficiency exercise on a gun range.

Mead explained that he was in the middle of training when he accidentally pulled the trigger of his rifle and hit his subordinate. He personally brought Gustilo to the nearest hospital.

The police official was relieved of duty to prevent him from influencing the investigation which, according to Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (NOPPO) Acting Director William SeƱoron, was conducted to determine if there were lapses incurred by Mead during the training.

SeƱoron reportedly denied rumors that the incident was captured on video.

On Friday, a certain Jun Ledesma posted a video of the incident on the 'Police Digest sa FB' Facebook page and revealed the following details:

Permission to post.... ito po ung totoong nangyari sa victorias city neg occ last may 19 2016, pinahawak ni col mead ang kanyang tauhan c po1 gustilo ng lobo at binaril ng m16 rifle at tinamaan sa paa c gustilo ang masaklap nag imbestiga ang neg occ ppo invest pinalabas na aksidente daw nagyari sana mabigyan pansin ng nakakataas ng pnp para lumabas ang katotohanan, masakit pa nito ibinalik bilang hepe ng victorias cps c col mead wala man lng action ang PD ng noppo, its a clear grave abuse of authority po ito... sana lumabas ang totoo kawawa mga nasa mababang rank...

Based on Ledesma's post and the video, Mead apparently told Gustilo to hold balloons as his targets. He was successful in hitting the first ballon but failed miserably with the other. As a result, he accidentally shot Gustilo in the knee.

Most of the Facebook users who commented on the post compared the act to a military training exercise called "confidence firing."

In a "confidence firing" exercise, a Phillipine Marine Corps elite sharpshooter "must hit the balloon held up by his partner at a distance of 50 meters," according to a GMA News report. "Obviously, failing the test could result in the serious injury, or death, of his closest comrade-in-arms."