UPDATE | Inmates killed in prison incident identified

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LEE COUNTY, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) -- The South Carolina Department of Corrections has released the names of the seven inmates killed during a prison incident.

The inmates are Raymond Angelo Scott, Michael Milledge, Damonte Marquez Rivera, Eddie Casey Jay Gaskins, Joshua Svwun Jenkins, Corey Scott and Cornelius Quantral McClary.

All seven men were prisoners at Lee Correctional Institution. 17 more are injured.

Monday, April 16, 2018

LEE COUNTY, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) -- The South Carolina Department of Corrections says seven inmates have died following an incident at Lee Correctional Institution.

The Department of Corrections says the prison was secured just before 3 am Monday. They say the incident began around 7:15 pm Sunday and involved multiple inmate-on-inmate altercations in three housing units.

They say the incident resulted in 17 inmates requiring outside medical attention and seven inmates were killed.

According to tweets from the Department of Corrections, all staff and responding law enforcement are safe and accounted for.

Lee County Fire & Rescue says multiple agencies were called into assist with the 'mass-casualty incident' at the prison. Aid was received from Florence County EMS, Kershaw County EMS, Darlington County EMS, Lexington County EMS and Hartsville Rescue.

SLED and SCDC Police Services are investigating the incident.