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Prison guard hit by ricochet bullet at Donovan State Prison

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OTAY MESA (CNS) - A guard at Donovan State Prison suffered an apparently non-life-threatening bullet wound to the head Tuesday, apparently due to a ricochet from a law enforcement shooting range on the grounds of the penitentiary.

The gunshot injury at the Otay Mesa lockup was reported about 8:15 a.m., sheriff's Lt. Jim Walker said.

Officials at the Alta Road prison "thought the round came from their shooting range," according to Walker.

"It sounded like an accident," the lieutenant said.

Medics took the guard, who was conscious and alert, to a hospital for treatment of an apparent graze wound to his scalp.

At the time of the shooting, the gun range was in use by local police personnel, according to broadcast reports.

 

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