2 officers dead, 1 hospitalized in Palm Springs shooting

Several law enforcement agencies and SWAT teams were assisting in Palm Springs where three officers were shot on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016. Photo Courtesy KMIR-TV
Several law enforcement agencies and SWAT teams were assisting in Palm Springs where three officers were shot on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016. Photo Courtesy KMIR-TV

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (WSLS 10) —  Two officers are dead and one other is hospitalized after all three were shot in Palm Springs on Saturday, sources tell NBC News.

The shooting happened near Cypress and Del Lago roads in Palm Springs just after 1 p.m., reported NBC4 affiliate KMIR.

The officers had responded to “some type” of a family disturbance call before the shooting occurred, said an officer with the Palm Springs Police Department.

Dozens of law enforcement officers are involved in a search for the shooter or shooters.

Gerardo Barrera was working nearby in the quiet residential neighborhood when he heard gun shots. “I saw a person on the ground,” he said. “Someone kept pumping her chest but she wasn’t moving.”

Police advised people who live in the area to remain indoors and lock their doors. Anyone who sees suspicious activity was urged to call the Palm Springs Police Department.

Several law enforcement agencies and SWAT teams were assisting with the investigation.

The shooting comes days after a Los Angeles County sheriff’s sergeant was shot and killed in the high desert town of Lancaster.

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