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Police make arrest following early morning shootings in Coachella and Rancho Mirage

Police investigate early morning shootings in Rancho Mirage and Coachella

Coachella Valley police were investigating two unrelated shootings early Thursday morning, one in Coachella, the other in Rancho Mirage. Neither were fatal.

In a statement, the Riverside County Sheriffs Department said deputies found victims who were shot at while riding bicycles in the area of Calle Camacho and Avenue 52 at approximately 12:45 a.m.

They were reportedly shot at by a suspect who got out of a white Toyota passenger car.

Eduardo Gonzalez, 34, Coachella

Deputies said they located the suspect vehicle and the suspect who was positively identified as Eduardo Gonzalez, 34, of Coachella.

Deputies also located three loaded handguns inside the vehicle and some spent shell casings at the scene.

Gonzalez was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon, and multiple firearms violations.


In Rancho Mirage, a second investigation was underway Thursday morning into an overnight shooting involving a man who was driving in a car.

A man who was suffering a non-life-threatening gunshot wound walked into the Eisenhower Health Emergency Room at just before 2:30 a.m.

Deputies said they spoke with the man, who said he did not know who shot him while he was driving in the city.

There was no indication that the two shootings were connected in any way.

Stay with KESQ News Channel 3 for the latest on these developing stories.

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