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Palm Springs police confirm double homicide in Desert Highland Gateway Estates

UPDATE: Palm Springs police released new details Friday morning on a shooting that occurred at approximately 1:15 a.m. on the city's northside in the Desert Highland Gateway Estates.

Police say they received several 911 calls after residents heard gunshots near Palm Vista and Granada Avenue.

During that same time, Police said two apparent victims with gunshot wounds arrived at Desert Regional Medical Center.

The investigation revealed that the two males were shot near the intersection where the gunshots had been heard. The dead were 17 and 25 years of age. Their names were not immediately released.

The investigation remained active Friday morning and in its early stages. Police were asking anyone with information about the incident to call the PSPD Crimes Against Persons Unit at 760-323-8129 or provide information anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 760-341-STOP (7867).

ORIGINAL REPORT: Palm Springs police have been at the scene of an overnight murder on the 300 block of Palm Vista Drive.

The incident happened around 1:15 Friday morning in the Desert Highland Gateway Estates.

Details on what led up to the killing were not immediately known. As of 6 a.m. Friday morning, the intersection of Palm Vista Dr. and N. Granada Ave. was still filled with dozens of Palm Springs Police officers and Riverside County Sheriff's deputies investigating the crime scene.

Several neighbors were awake and could be seen standing on the perimeter of the scene which was sectioned off with crime tape.

Investigators were also seen putting dozens of evidence markers on the ground and speaking with residents in the neighborhood.

Police on scene Friday morning said the intersection of the crime scene would be shut down for several hours while they continued to investigate.

Stay with KESQ News Channel 3 for the latest updates on this double homicide investigation.

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