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By JACK ELLIOTT JR.
Associated Press

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - One inmate was killed and seven others injured during what authorities are calling a gang fight at a jail outside Jackson.

Sheriff Tyrone Lewis says three inmates remain hospitalized Tuesday.

Lewis says the two fights that occurred Monday at the Hinds County Detention Center involved gang members.

Lewis says the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is looking into what happened.

The fights were at noon and 5 p.m.

Ambulances came in and out throughout the evening, picking up injured inmates.

Lewis says the dead inmate was found when officers entered the facility after things had calmed down.

The Hinds County Board of Supervisors declared an emergency for the jail on Tuesday to speed up repairs.

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