One of our favorite places to party when in Palm Springs is Toucans Tiki Lounge. It’s the perfect place for great drinks, dancing, and right at the beginning of the Palm Springs strip. So when we hear things like this, it is not easy to digest.
On Sunday, March 24th, just before 2 a.m. two individuals were injured after two rounds were shot outside the popular nightclub. One person was struck outside and one person was struck inside the club, both hit by bullets on the lower part of their bodies. The Desert Sun reports that the altercation began between two people inside the club and they were escorted out.
Authorities are looking for the suspect, believed to be a Hispanic man in his 20s or 30s. Witnesses to the incident were present, but fled the scene before authorities arrived.
The victims of the shooting have been treated at a local hospital and are believed to be in stable condition.
On social media, videos have been uploaded showing club patrons assisting the victims
Sorry I don’t understand how the ‘greatest nation on the planet’ has this shit happening pic.twitter.com/jFHfag2zBI
— Ed Malyon (@eaamalyon) March 24, 2019
— MICHELANGELO aka “X” (@MichelXAngelo) March 24, 2019
No other information is known as to the nature of the altercation. Toucans has yet to respond to a request for comment.
Police are asking for the public’s help in finding the suspect
H/T: The Desert Sun