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Arrest made after a teen dies of gunshot wound in unincorporated area of Desert Hot Springs

Update 2/5/23

The gunshot victim was identified as a 17-year-old male resident of Desert Hot Springs.

Investigators identified and arrested an 18-year-old male from Cathedral City for murder.

If anyone has information regarding this investigation, they are encouraged to call Investigator B. Cline of the Central Homicide Unit at 951-955-2777 or Investigator Torres of the Palm Desert Station at 760-836-1600.

Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff's Homicide Tipline online form.

Original story 2/4/23

One person is dead from a gunshot wound in the unincorporated area of Desert Hot Springs.

Riverside County Sheriff's Department responded to a call of shots fired near the intersection of Wide Canyon Road and Lyons Boulevard at 6:15 p.m. Saturday.

When deputies arrived on the scene, they could not find a victim but were notified a local hospital received a gunshot victim who died from his injuries.

Investigators from the Thermal Sheriff's Station and the Central Homicide Unit responded and assumed the investigation. The investigation is ongoing.

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