FRESNO, Calif. — The Fresno County Sheriff’s Department has confirmed that two officers were injured in a active shooter situation at the Fresno County jail in Downtown Fresno.
Authorities say the active shooter situation is now over. They say one suspect is in custody.
Two officers were taken to the hospital. Their condition is not known at this time.
One female, one male officer shot.
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Shooter showed up at jail, asked for inmate but then began shooting at officers.
Two correctional officers are listed in critical condition after being shot in the lobby of a central California county jail Saturday morning, officials said.
Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims told reporters that the suspect, 37-year-old Thong Vang of Fresno, shot at correctional officers Juanita Davila and Toamalama Scanlan around 8:30 a.m. local time after he entered the jail’s lobby, made his way to the front of the line and stated that he wanted to see someone at the jail.
Mims said that Vang then pulled out a gun and started shooting at the officers. Both were shot in the head and neck area once, according to Mims.
Another correctional lieutenant then shot back at Vang, Mims said.