The victim was found dead with multiple bullet wounds on a lawn near the Summer Field Apartments, 83498 Capricorn Avenue, just before 1 a.m. Saturday, said Indio police spokesperson Ben Guitron.
"Upon arrival, we found a young man about 18 years old deceased," Guitron said. He said investigators hope anyone with information about the attack will come forward.
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The victim's name was withheld because of the investigation, according to the coroner's office.
Anyone with information about the crime is urged to call Indio police at 760-391-4057.