One dead following reported shooting in Palm Springs early Sunday morning

Crime scene tape and other evidence of an investigation was visible in a parking lot at the location reported by police. The area contains fast food establishments and a Walmart.

Three people were shot in Palm Springs early Sunday, one of them fatally, in an area that already saw one homicide earlier this year.

What we know: Police have not said much, but did report they were sent to the 5600 block of East Ramon Road at about 2:15 a.m. regarding a reported shooting. They reportedly found three injured victims, who were all taken to a hospital. One succumbed to his injuries.

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  • No further information about the victim was immediately made available by police. Crime scene tape and other evidence of an investigation was visible in a parking lot used by fast food establishments and a Walmart at that location. A police lieutenant reported that an altercation inside one of the fast food restaurants may have led to a shooting in the parking lot.

Zoom in: The incident is believed to be the fifth homicide in the city this year. The first, which occurred on Jan. 11, was also reported in the 5600 block of Ramon Road, outside the same fast food restaurant in the shopping center that is at the center of this investigation. No suspects have been arrested in that case, which claimed the life of 32-year-old Christopher Mills.

  • Last year, there were believed to be seven homicides in the city.

Going forward: Police asked anyone who witnessed the shootings or has any information about the attack to call Detective Juan Jimenez at 760-323-8136.

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