Gunshot victim taken to hospital

Shooting occurred on Cuyamaca Drive in Desert Hot Springs

POSTED: 01:42 PM PST Feb 06, 2013    UPDATED: 12:00 AM PST Feb 06, 2013 
Desert Hot Springs -

Desert Hot Springs Police are searching for a suspect who shot a man on the 13-000 block of Cuyamaca Drive just before 1:00 p.m. Wednesday.

The victim has been taken to Desert Regional Medical Center with gunshot wounds to his lower body, but police say his wounds are non life threatening.  Police cleared the roadway about a half hour later.   Witnesses tell us that the victim and suspect exchanged gunfire, but police have not confirmed that.

No description of the suspect or suspects have been released at this time.  Police say if you witnessed anything to call the Desert Hot Springs Police Department at (760) 329-2904 or Crimestoppers at (760) 341-STOP.