Guard Shoots, Wounds Inmate at California Prison

Authorities say two Northern California prison inmates have been treated after one was shot by a guard and another stabbed during a recreational yard attack.

Posted: Feb. 8, 2019 4:00 AM

TRACY, Calif. (AP) - The Latest on a shooting at a Northern California prison (all times local):

8:35 p.m.

Authorities say two Northern California prison inmates have been treated after one was shot by a guard and another stabbed during a recreational yard attack.

The state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation says two inmates armed with home-made weapons attacked a third man Thursday afternoon on a basketball court at Deuel Vocational Institution in Tracy.

The victim was stabbed in the head and chest.

When the attackers ignored orders to stop, a tower guard fired a rifle shot, wounding one of them.

The wounded inmates were treated at a hospital and released for return to the prison.

The second attacker was treated at the prison for a cut to his hand.

There's no word on what prompted the attack.

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7:01 p.m.

A guard has shot and wounded a Northern California prison inmate after another prisoner was stabbed in a basketball court attack.

The state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation says two inmates armed with home-made weapons attacked a third man Thursday afternoon at Deuel Vocational Institution in Tracy.

The victim was stabbed in the head and chest.

After the attackers ignored orders to stop, a tower guard fired a rifle shot, wounding one of them.

Both wounded inmates were taken to a hospital but there's no word on their conditions.

The second attacker was treated at the prison for a cut to his hand.

There's no word on what prompted the attack.

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