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SWAT team clear from Palm Springs business after report of gunman

Palm Springs Police are now clearing the scene near a business in the 600 block of South Palm Canyon Drive.

For hours on Tuesday afternoon, a large police presence investigated what Police PIO Sgt. Mike Casavan called a report of "a person at a business in that area was believed to be in possession of a firearm."

Just before 5:00 p.m., police said they had determined the suspect had left the building. His location is not known.

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During the investigation, Palm Springs Police had shut down South Palm Canyon Drive near Sunny Dunes Road. Please steer clear of the scene.

Employees had called police just after 2:00 p.m. to report the gunman. No suspect description is available at this time.

KESQ has a crew on scene and will bring you any updates as we get them.

Rich Tarpening

Jake Ingrassia

Joining News Channel 3 and CBS Local 2 as a reporter, Jake is excited to be launching his broadcasting career here in the desert. Learn more about Jake here.

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