Two men accused of shooting at least two people in Palm Springs were charged Wednesday with assault and other counts.
Juan Louis Macias, 27, of Desert Hot Springs, and Luis Garcia, 31, of Palm Springs, were arrested Sunday when the Palm Springs Police Department responded to a call of shots fired at 1:50 a.m. in the 200 block of Indian Canyon Drive, authorities said.
According to police, the initial call indicated that at least two people were struck by gunfire. The victims were taken to a hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.
Officers were given a description of the suspects and their vehicle, and within minutes, were able to locate and arrest Macias and Garcia, police said.
The Riverside County District Attorney’s Office on Wednesday charged Garcia with three felony counts of assault with a semi-automatic weapon and one felony count each of being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm and being a convicted felon in possession of ammunition. Macias was charged with one felony count each of assault with a semi-automatic firearm and being an accessory to the crime.
Garcia appeared at the Larson Justice Center on Wednesday, where he pleaded not guilty to the charges and was scheduled for a felony settlement conference on April 4.
Macias is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday afternoon for arraignment.
The pair are being held at the John Benoit Detention Center in Indio.