CATHEDRAL CITY – Following a brutal and apparently random shooting, authorities seek public assistance in search for suspect.
On Thursday, June 13 just before 8:30 PM, the Cathedral City Police Dispatch received multiple calls regarding shots fired and a possible victim. When officers arrived at the 34850 block of Eagle Canyon Drive they discovered a gruesome scene. A victim of multiple gunshot wounds was lying incapacitated on the sidewalk between Victoria Drive and 35th Ave. According to Cathedral City Sergeant Corwin DeVeas the victim, a man thought to be between the ages of 20 and 30 years old was sprawled in front of a residence.
The victim was transported to Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs with critical injuries. As of June 16, the man remains hospitalized in intensive care and authorities are still seeking a suspect in the crime. The name of the victim has not been released, but he is reported as being a Mexican citizen. Cathedral City Police Captain Chuck Robinson states that the shooting appears to have been a random or opportunistic act of violence. It is however, a particularly vicious attack. The man was shot in the face and in the stomach.
Investigators were able to locate shell casing at the scene, but have not recovered a weapon. They have no leads and have been reaching out to the public to help further the investigation. Officers canvassed the neighborhood in search of information, but still have no leads in the case. The Desert Sun reports that the community is a quiet one without a lot of activity and that residents are surprised by events. Anyone with information on the case is urged to contact Cathedral City police at 760-770-0303.
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