Two people from Desert Hot Springs were detained after a shooting in the parking lot of The Shops in Palm Desert, authorities said Saturday.

The Riverside County Sheriff Department’s Palm Desert station alerted the public at around 2:30 p.m. Thursday of the shooting at the south parking lot of the mall in the 72-800 block of Highway 111.

“There is a heavy police presence, and we ask that you please avoid the area if possible,” a department statement said.

“Authorities believe the incident was a car-to-car, gang related shooting, with over 40 rounds fired,” the department added.

No injuries were reported.

Authorities said two “people of interest” were detained and several search warrants were written and served during the ongoing investigation.

Anyone with additional information regarding the shooting was encouraged to contact investigator William Hickok at 760-836-1600.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *