5 inmates shot by guards in riot at Folsom prison

August 28, 2010 12:14:26 AM PDT
Authorities say five inmates at Folsom State Prison have been shot by guards after a riot broke out at the prison.

Prison spokesman Luis Patino correctional officers opened fire as they tried to break up the riot involving about 200 inmates that broke out about 7 p.m. Friday night.

Patino says none of the gunshot wounds are believed to be life threatening.

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

No officers were hurt in the riot.


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