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2 Fresno jail guards seriously hurt in shooting

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Authorities say two unarmed officers were seriously wounded after being shot by a visitor in the lobby of a central California jail.

Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims says a man with a long criminal history entered the lobby Saturday morning and tried to cut to the head of the visitor line to see an inmate.

When confronted by a correctional officer, suspect Thong Vang pulled out a gun and started shooting, Mims said.

Mims says two officers were shot in the head or neck area.

Officer Toamalama Scanlan was hospitalized in critical condition and Officer Juanita Davila was in critical but stable condition.

Mims says a lieutenant returned fire and Vang surrendered. Mims said the suspect was injured but it's not immediately clear whether he had been shot.

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