Last Updated: 7/13/2020
Police in Palm Springs are searching for a suspect who shot and wounded two people at Toucans Tiki Lounge early Sunday morning.
Officers responded to reports of a shooting shortly before 2 a.m. at Toucans Tiki Lounge, located at 2100 N. Palm Canyon Drive. According to the authorities, two people got into an argument inside of the club and were escorted outside. In the parking lot, someone fired two rounds and hit one person in the parking lot and another inside of the bar. Both victims were wounded in the lower part of their bodies.
Both victims were rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment. Their injuries were considered non-life-threatening.
The suspected shooter has been described as a Hispanic man in his 20s or 30s, wearing a black hat, black hooded sweatshirt and black sweatpants. He also had tattoos on his neck.
Attorney contributor, Bobby Thompson, shooting victim attorney, has offered to share some thoughts on how bar shooting victims and their families may be able to find justice through a civil court system:
“Bars, nightclubs, and other businesses have a duty to keep their property safe and protected from preventable dangers such as shootings. All customers and employees deserve to feel safe and secure. Often times, inadequate security and other forms of irresponsibility on property owners are to blame for failing to stop a shooting. In cases of negligence, bar shooting victims and their families may have grounds for a lawsuit,” explained Mr. Thompson.