Deputy-involved shooting occurs during standoff in Desert Hot Springs

A person was shot by a Riverside County Sheriff’s deputy in Desert Hot Springs Tuesday morning.

The shooting happened just after 5 am on San Gorgonio Road, according to Sheriff’s officials.

A standoff began about 1:30 am after authorities responded to reports of gunfire in the area, reports KESQ.

One man is in custody.  No one citizens, officers, or deputies were injured.

No word on the condition of the suspect, but the Sheriff’s Department says that it was not a fatal shooting.

The incident happened near Bubbling Wells Elementary School.  The Desert Sun notes that classes at the school appear to be happening as normal Tuesday morning.

The shooting comes a little more than a week following a fatal officer-involved shooting on the campus of Eisenhower Health center in Rancho Mirage after a man fired several rounds into the hospital.


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