Massacre in South Carolina claims 7 lives

Massacre in South Carolina claims 7 lives
Lee Correctional Institution in South Carolina. (Image: Google Earth satellite)

[Ed. – Gang fight in a prison, with the deaths being attributed to stab and cut wounds from shanks.  So you won’t hear much about this one, unless an anti-gun statistician uses it deceptively to pad the numbers for mass-casualty events in 2018.]

Seven inmates were killed during fights that lasted more than seven hours at a South Carolina prison Sunday night and into Monday morning, according to officials.

[T]he “mass casualty incident” at Lee Correctional Institution in Lee County…resulted in the seven inmate deaths and 17 other inmates requiring medical attention, the S.C. Department of Corrections announced early Monday morning.

The fight, which spanned three dorms, was likely gang related, and spawned from a disagreement over territory, contraband and cellphones, SC Department of Corrections Director Brian Stirling said. …

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[I]t appears that many of the prisoners died from stabbing or slashing wounds from “shanks,” Lee County Coroner Larry Logan said.

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