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New details: police confirm 15-year-old boy killed in overnight shooting inside Desert Highland Gateway Estates

UPDATE: Police confirm an overnight homicide took place inside the Desert Highland Gateway Estates in North Palm Springs. According to Lieutenant Hutchinson with the Palm Springs Police Department, the victim was a 15-year-old boy and his body was discovered on the front lawn of a home.

Police believe gunfire was exchanged between a car and a home inside the community. They say they have suspicions the victim and other people were inside the car being shot at, and speculate that after the shooting occurred, the victim and others fled the car on foot.

Our news crew on scene could see a white Ford explorer had crashed in front of a home, with bullet holes through the windshield and the body of the car.

According to police logs, another shooting took place around 4 a.m. on E. San Rafael Dr., about a mile and a half from the Desert Highland Gateway Estates, but no other victims or injuries were reported.

Police have been investigating the ongoing violence in the area for months. The area has a history of rival gang activity.

ORIGINAL REPORT:

Police in Palm Springs are investigating a homicide in the Desert Highland Gateway Estates community, according to the city's online log.

Officers were called to the 300 block of Avenida Cerca just before midnight Wednesday.

Avenida Cerca remains blocked off from Granada Avenue to Corozon Avenue.

A helicopter was seen overhead, possibly searching for a suspect around 2:00 a.m.

Further details on the investigation remain unknown.

Stay with News Channel 3 for the latest developments on this breaking story. We have a crew at the scene and will bring you live reports on-air during News Channel 3 in the Morning from 5:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m.

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