5 Inmates Shot By Guards In Folsom Prison Riot - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

5 Inmates Shot By Guards In Folsom Prison Riot

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Five inmates at Folsom State Prison in California were shot by guards after a riot broke out, authorities said later Friday.

Prison spokesman Luis Patino said none of the gunshot wounds was believed to be life threatening.

He said correctional officers opened fire as they tried to break up the riot involving about 200 inmates that broke out Friday night at the facility.

Three inmates were transported to area hospitals and two others were treated on the scene.

No officers were hurt in the riot. Officials did not immediately respond to calls from The Associated Press.

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