One inmate shot, more wounded during Folsom prison melee
One inmate was shot while officers subdued a melee Wednesday at a state prison in Folsom, authorities said.
The inmate was being treated at a hospital along with at least 11 others with stab and slash wounds.
The disturbance started at 11:17 a.m. in a maximum-security yard at California State Prison-Sacramento, according to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. One officer opened fire with a rifle, wounding an inmate.
A dozen ambulances and two fire engines were sent to the prison, said Michelle Eidam, a spokeswoman for the Sacramento Metro Fire District.
The prison houses 2,658 inmates and is adjacent to Folsom State Prison. It was unclear what started the disturbance, said Lt. Tony Quinn, a spokesman at the prison. Authorities said more information will be released later.
-- Chris Megerian in Sacramento