Pair reportedly trade gunfire in Palm Springs store parking lot

Two men traded gunfire during an altercation in a Palm Springs store parking lot Sunday, but no one was injured, and the pair remain at large, authorities said today.

A Palm Springs Police Department spokesperson said Monday that the confrontation occurred about 2 p.m. Sunday outside the Smart & Final in the 5200 block of East Ramon Road, just east of Highway 111.

Police said the two men were involved in an unknown dispute that escalated into a gunfight, culminating in both pulling handguns and “shooting
at each other.”

Witnesses called 911 as shots rang out, and patrol officers converged on the location minutes later, but the two suspects had already fled, according to police.

No bystanders were hurt, and there was no evidence at the scene that either man had been shot, investigators said.

One suspect was described as heavy set, with a beard, wearing light-colored pants, a dark shirt and a gold chain. The other man was slender, bearded, with long hair wrapped in a bun, wearing a multi-colored shirt and shorts.

Anyone with information was asked to contact the police department at
760-323-8129.

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