Police Investigate Collision as Possibly Linked to Homicide in Palm Springs
PALM SPRINGS, CA (February 5, 2019) – A 25-year-old man was killed in a shooting incident, and three people were killed in a nearby collision, in Palm Springs on Sunday.
The collision was reported at 11:40 p.m. Sunday, as per the Palm Springs police.The driver and two passengers were killed in the incident which occurred near the intersection of East Sunny Dunes Road and El Placer Road.
Then at 12:15 a.m., the officers received a report at about a man lying on the road on Canon Drive, south of Theresa Drive. When they arrived at the scene, they found the man had been shot and was already dead. One neighbor told the police that she heard multiple gunshots in the area between 11:30 p.m. and midnight.
The shooting victim is a 25-year-old man, according to a preliminary release from the Riverside County Coroner’s Office. The victim is still unidentified but is believed to be a Palm Springs resident.
Closed for 11 hours due to the investigation are East Sunny Dunes Road between El Placer and Avenida Evelita as well as El Placer between San Antonio and Camino San Miguel. The area was reopened to traffic at about 11:40 a.m.
The public was also asked by the police to avoid East Sunny Dunes Road, between El Placer Road and Mountain View. The roadways were shut down for a few hours while the scene was processed and cleared.
The PSPD are now investigating whether the fatal traffic collision and the shooting incident are related.
Our deepest sympathies to the loved ones of the victim. May you be comforted by an outpouring of love and support during this most difficult time.
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