1000 Palms Fatal Shooting Victim Identified
On December 4, deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Palm Desert station responded to the report of an assault with a deadly weapon call on Varner Road east of Avenue 38, in 1000 Palms.
At about 10:09 a.m., deputies arrived and located a victim suffering from gunshot injuries. The victim was treated on scene and later transported to a local hospital.
According to a press release from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, the victim later succumbed to his injuries.
The victim was later identified as Norman Silvester Hytche, a 58-year-old resident of La Quinta.
Investigators from the Palm Desert Station and the Central Homicide Unit responded to the scene.
According to a press release, no arrests have been made in this case and the investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Investigator Freeman from the Central Homicide Unit at 760-393-3530. Callers can refer to incident file number O153380009 and can remain anonymous. Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff’s Homicide Tipline online form.
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