Two inmates at Deuel Vocational Institution in Tracy were taken to a hospital Thursday afternoon after a stabbing that prompted a guard to fire a rifle at one inmate.
Two inmates attacked a third on the prison’s basketball court at about 2:20 p.m. using stabbing devices they had made, according to a California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation spokeswoman.
The attackers ignored multiple orders to stop the attack and get down before an officer in a tower shot one of the attackers. The inmate who was shot and the inmate who was stabbed were taken to a hospital with injuries. They were treated and released and sent back to prison, the spokeswoman said.
The two injured inmates were treated and released and are on their way back to the prison.
The attack victim suffered stab wounds to his head and chest. The attacker who wasn’t shot was treated for a cut on his hand, according to the spokeswoman. Prison officials recovered the weapons and are investigating.