Gangs and guns are a lethal mix on the streets. Think about what it might be like when the come together in prison.
That’s exactly what happened last week in the La Joyita prison in Panama Tuesday, according to the BBC.
When the shooting stopped, 14 inmates were dead and 14 others were wounded, according to Voice of America News. Initial accounts had put the death toll at 13.
Officials said they found three AK-47 assault rifles as well as five pistols in a search after the incident.
The Associated Press reported that the shooting was among rival members of the same gang. The housing unit in which the gunfight took place held 500 inmates.
The gun battle, involving AK-47 automatic rifles and other firearms, erupted late Tuesday in La Joyita penitentiary, one of the country's largest prisons, east of Panama City.
So, the obvious question- what in the heck are inmates doing possessing guns inside a prison ? https://t.co/btYO5LjcfD
— fred walton (@fredwalton216) December 19, 2019