- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 21, 2015

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Prison officials say a fight between two inmates led to a brief lockdown at Lovelock Correctional Center Tuesday morning.

The Nevada Department of Corrections said in a statement that two prisoners started fighting at about 8 a.m. in the yard where the prison’s general population gathers and wouldn’t stop when guards ordered them to.

The agency’s statement says guards fired blanks and eventually shot live rounds by skipping the pellets on the ground toward the inmates before the fight was stopped. The two fighting prisoners and a third inmate hit by pellets were treated by on-site medical staff and released to cells.

The agency says it repealed the lockdown at about 11:30 a.m.

Lovelock Correction Center can fit about 1,680 inmates is about 100 miles northeast of Reno

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