Riverside County Sheriff's Department cruiser. File photo: Toni McAllister
Riverside County Sheriff's Department cruiser. MyNewsLA.com file photo: Toni McAllister

A man suspected of killing his wife and another man in what authorities called a domestic violence incident at a hotel parking lot in Palm Desert was hospitalized in critical condition Saturday.

Kenny Wu, 34, of Palm Desert, will be arrested for two counts of suspicion of murder upon his release from the hospital, Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Sgt. Ben Ramirez said.

Deputies from the Palm Desert Station responded at 6:55 a.m. Friday to a report of an assault with a deadly weapon call in a hotel parking lot in the 72300 block of Highway 111, Ramirez said.

In the parking lot deputies found a man and a woman, who were pronounced dead at the scene within minutes of the deputies’ arrival, Ramirez said. Another man was found alive with blunt force trauma to his body and taken to a hospital.

Using video surveillance review, detectives determined the deaths and the assault to be a case of domestic violence.

The dead woman was identified as Yaying Wu, 31, also of Palm Desert, the suspect’s wife. Police say the male victim is Jesus Sanchez, 30, of Cathedral City.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information regarding this investigation was asked to call the Palm Desert Sheriff Station’s Investigation Bureau at 760-836-1600 or Investigator Munoz with the Central Homicide Unit at 951-955-2777.

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