Two arrested on suspicion of Monday morning Downtown shooting

Two men suspected of shooting at and injuring people in Downtown Palm Springs early Monday morning are behind bars in Indio facing possible attempted murder charges.

Palm Springs police said that the men, a 27-year-old from Desert Hot Springs and a 31-year-old from Palm Springs, were apprehended within minutes of first reports of a shooting at 1:50 a.m. near Arenas Road and South Indian Canyon Drive. Their victims, who were not identified, were transported to a local hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

“Officers were in the area when the shooting occurred and were given a description of the suspects and suspect vehicle,” police said in a statement. “Within minutes, officers located the suspects … and placed them under arrest.”

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Police did not say what may have led up to the incident. Both men were booked on possible charges of attempted homicide and assault with a deadly weapon. One of the men was also booked on suspicion of battery on a spouse, former spouse, or date, as well as a parole violation. Both are scheduled for an initial court appearance Wednesday at 8 a.m.

Police are asking anyone with information about the incident, including witnesses, to contact Detective Jimenez at 760-323-8136. Anonymous information can also be provided to Crime Stoppers at 760-341-7867.

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