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One person was killed and five others were injured during an altercation between "multiple inmates" Sunday at a federal prison complex in Sumter County.

Troi Venable, 39, suffered fatal injuries as a result of the clash that occurred at approximately 11:45 a.m. Aug. 4 at United States Penitentiary I in Coleman, the Federal Bureau of Prisons said in a news release issued Tuesday afternoon.

He was among five inmates hospitalized at a local hospital for treatment of serious injuries sustained in the altercation, and was pronounced dead by hospital staff. "Several inmates" were treated for injuries at the facility, the bureau said; no prison staff reported injuries.

Venable was serving a 17-year sentence handed down by the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey for assault with a dangerous weapon and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He had been incarcerated at the facility since Dec. 19, 2017, according to the release.

Federal officials did not specify how the altercation began or provide any details about it, including details about the injuries sustained by inmates.

The facility, which houses 1,323 male inmates, has been placed on "a limited operation status" since the event. Visitation is temporarily suspended. Visitors can monitor https://www.bop.gov/locations/institutions/cop/ for information on when the suspension is lifted.

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