A 27-year-old man who was fatally shot in Indio was identified Wednesday.

Joseph Mendez of Indio was found with a gunshot wound when police responded Tuesday to a call of shots fired in the 43000 block of Nairobi Drive, according to public information officer Ben Guitron.

Mendez was treated at the scene and taken to a hospital, where he died.

Police were conducting an investigation in the neighborhood near Burr Street and Avenue 43 in search of clues or potential suspect leads, but no further updates have been provided.

Mendez’s identity was released by the Riverside County Sheriff’s Corner Office on Wednesday after relatives were notified.

Mendez’s death is one of two homicides that occurred in Indio in as many days. A man was found dead Monday in the 45900 block of Duquesne Street. Details have not been released, but authorities have deemed the death a homicide. The victim’s name has not been released.

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