WASCO, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) —Inmates rioted Tuesday at Wasco State Prison, forcing guards to fire three lethal warning shots to quell the uprising.
Around 80 inmates were involved in the riot on a yard of the reception center, prison officials said. Guards first tried using pepper spray, blast grenades and nonlethal "exact-impact munitions," but the riot continued until guards fired three warning shots from a Ruger Mini-14 rifle. No inmates were hit with the bullets.
Two inmates were taken to hospitals with injuries sustained in the riot. No staff members were injured.
The cause of the riot is under investigation.