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Desert Hot Springs Homicide and Bicycle Accident

Ben Schenk

Desert Hot Springs Homicide and Bicycle Accident

CREATED Jul. 15, 2011

DESERT HOT SPRINGS - Right now Desert Hot Springs police are investigating a homicide.

Around 10:30 p.m. Thursday night police were in the area of the 15-000 block of Palm Drive where a car hit a five year old boy on his bicycle, while he was trying to cross Palm Drive. That child is in grave condition at this time and was flown to Loma Linda Medical Center.

During the investigation gun shots were heard coming from the Palm Drive Mobile Home Estates. Officers responded into the park and found an 18 year old Hispanic male shot up inside a car. He was transported to Desert Regional Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

So far no arrests have been made, but police say they suspect it is gang related.

The driver of the car that hit the child was questioned and released. There were no signs of DUI and the child was not wearing a helmet.