October 5, 2022 The Newspaper Serving LGBT Los Angeles

Palm Springs Police Looking for Suspect in Gay Bar Shooting

The Palm Springs Police Dept. is looking for an unidentified man who shot two people while outside popular gay bar toucans early Sunday morning. 

Neither victims’ wounds were life-threatening. Police said that the incident started inside the bar when two people got into an argument and were thrown out of the establishment.

Authorities haven’t released complete details, but said that the suspect fired two rounds in the parking lot, striking one person outside and one person in the bar. Both victims were hit in the lower parts of their body and were treated at the hospital, according to the Desert Sun.

*WARNING* — The Twitter videos below are of a graphic nature and show a gunshot victim on the ground at Toucans

The shooter was described as Hispanic male in his 20s or 30s. He was wearing a black hoodie, black hat, black sweatpants, and had neck tattoos.

Police are asking witnesses to step forward. They say several people saw the shooting, but fled before police arrived.

Footage shared on social media show patrons hiding under tables and assisting one of the victims.

Anyone who witnessed this incident is asked to contact the Palm Springs Police Department at 760-778-8411.

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