Photo: Omar Ornelas/The Desert Sun
Palm Springs (CA) Police are at the scene of an officer-involved shooting where 3 officers have been shot. Two have died. The officers responded to a family disturbance when the shooting occurred.
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It happened just after 1:00 p.m. near the area of Cypress and Del Lago Road. The suspect is reportedly at large but witnesses have seen at least one armored vehicle enter the scene and describe the responding officers “as calm.”
Palm Springs Sergeant William Hutchison told the media at the scene that “we are actively looking for the suspect at this time” and advised residents to lock their doors.
The 3 officers were transported to a hospital in unknown condition.
Witnesses said they heard between 10 and 20 gunshots from what sounded like machine guns.
The Palm Springs Police Department will be briefing the media at 4:30 PST.
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