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