Three separate shooting incidents in the past week in Palm Springs have resulted in injuries, arrests, and frayed nerves for residents who live in the neighborhoods where the events took place.
Palm Springs police reported Wednesday that they arrested a 22-year-old Palm Springs man suspected of shooting two people Tuesday evening at around 10:30 p.m. in the 2600 block of East Tahquitz Canyon Way. Both reportedly sustained non-life-threatening injuries.
That shooting followed another incident involving gunfire just after midnight on Tuesday. In that incident, police say a police officer heard gunshots in a northern Palm Springs neighborhood where a block party was taking place. According to police, the officer who heard the shots saw a car speeding away from the area and stopped it with backup.
A gun and casings matching the ones found at the scene were discovered inside the car. Six suspects in the vehicle were arrested and face various charges related to firearms, ammunition, gangs, and conspiracy. No one was reported injured.
In yet another incident, a police spokesperson said officers responded to the 2800 block of Livmor Ave. in the Sunmor neighborhood early on the morning of July 29, after reports of shots fired. There were no injuries reported.
A resident of the neighborhood told The Post their vehicle was struck by eight bullets during the incident. Police said the vehicle was impounded as part of the investigation.
None of the incidents are believed to be related and police are encouraging members of the public to come forward with any information they may have. You can reach out directly to the PSPD Investigations Division at 760-323-8121. Additionally, for those who prefer to share tips anonymously, you can call Crime Stoppers at 760-347-7867.