Two men were found dead in a Southern California medical office Friday after reports of a shooting, authorities said.
The shooting in Rancho Mirage appeared to be “an isolated incident,” the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department said in a tweet.
“There is no threat to the public and there are no outstanding suspects,” the department said.
The shooting occurred at late morning in a strip of businesses along State Route 111 in the desert community southeast of Palm Springs.
Sgt. Albert Martinez, a department spokesman, said deputies responded to a report of shots fired in the building and found the bodies, the Desert Sun newspaper reported.
Investigators did not immediately confirm the causes of the deaths, a motive or any relationship between the two, he said.
Workers huddled together outside a building containing medical suites. A body could be seen on the floor of a hallway, the newspaper said.
Franco D’Ambrosio said he was sitting in the building’s communal waiting room when he heard a shot and then maybe six more.
“I thought, ‘This is for real,'” he said.
D’Ambrosio said he warned a nurse to not check out the noise and he then ran out to his car.
#RanchoMirage final update:
No additional victims or suspects were located. This appears to be an isolated incident. The business complex (71500 blk of Hwy 111) remains closed for the next several hours while investigators process the scene. https://t.co/3toVUdzces
— Riverside County Sheriff's Dept (@RSO) February 14, 2020