- Associated Press - Thursday, June 5, 2014

SUSANVILLE, Calif. (AP) - Investigators in Northern California say two inmates have been injured during an attempted murder at a maximum-security prison.

Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation spokesman Andy Beck said in a statement that the Investigative Services Unit at High Desert State Prison in Susanville, California, is looking into the murder attempt, which occurred just before 1:30 p.m. Thursday.

Beck said the incident began when two inmates - 45-year-old William Robert Dye and 37-year-old Calvin Lee Parrack - stabbed a third inmate with a jail-made weapon.

When the attackers did not stop as prison staff ordered them to, one rifle was fired, injuring one of the inmates in the abdomen.

The two injured men are hospitalized in unknown condition.

Dye is serving a life term for attempted second-degree murder, Parrack is serving 18 years, also for attempted second-degree murder.

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