Two officers dead, one injured in Palm Springs shooting; manhunt ongoing

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PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP/WTNH) — Three police officers were shot Saturday afternoon in Palm Springs, police said.

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

In a Tweet, the Palm Springs Police Officers Association said two officers died, one other was injured in the Palm Springs shooting and the manhunt ongoing

Gerardo Barrera told the newspaper 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 murder.

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