Man found dead with gunshot wound in Desert Hot Springs

DESERT HOT SPRINGS, Calif.- - A man was found dead with a gunshot wound this morning in Desert Hot Springs.

He has been identified by family members as 23-year-old Mario Garcia Jimenez. 

Garcia was found near the intersection of Acoma Avenue and West Drive at approximately 4:42 a.m., according to Doria Wilms, public information officer and assistant to the city manager for the city of Desert Hot Springs.

A homicide investigation is underway. Desert Hot Springs Police Department officers are on scene.

There is currently no information on a suspect. Police are urging the public to avoid the area.

Watch News Channel 3 at 5 PM for more on this story, and hear from Mario's family at 6 PM.


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