3 Palm Springs Police Officers shot; conditions unknown

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UPDATE: Police chief in Palm Springs, California says 2 officers fatally shot, another wounded trying to resolve family dispute.

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) — Palm Springs police say three officers have been shot but there’s no word on their conditions.

A police statement says the shooting occurred Saturday afternoon north of Racquet Club Road and east of Sunrise Way.

Dozens of law enforcement officers are involved in a search for the shooter or shooters, The Desert Sun newspaper reported.

Gerardo Barrera told the newspaper he was working nearby in the quiet residential neighborhood when he heard gun shots. “I saw a person on the ground,” he said. “Someone kept pumping her chest but she wasn’t moving.”

There were no immediate details of the shooting, which comes days after a Los Angeles County sheriff’s sergeant was shot and killed in the high desert town of Lancaster.

Sgt. Steve Owen was answering a burglary call when sheriff’s officials say he was shot and wounded by a man who then stood over him and shot him four more times.

A paroled robber has been charged with the murder.

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