A video posted online shows chaos breaking out at the Palm Springs gay bar Toucans Tiki Lounge after two people were shot early on Sunday.
The Desert Sun reports: ‘The incident began when two people got into an argument inside the club and were escorted outside. Specific circumstances weren’t released, but police say someone fired two rounds in the parking lot, hitting one person outside and another person inside. Each victim was struck in the lower part of their body, Raso said. Both victims were treated at a hospital. The shooter is described as a Hispanic man in his 20s or 30s. He wore a black hat, black hooded sweatshirt, black sweatpants and had tattoos on his neck.’
UPDATE: Aaron Alter, who is a dancer at the club, was one of the men shot. His friends have launched a GoFundMe campaign to help pay his medical bills: “Aaron was wrapping up his night and already on his way out when he saw the shooter acting unusual in the club. Aaron aided in getting the shooter outside just as the shooting began. He was a hero that night and without him it is quite possible the shooting would have been much worse. He suffered a gunshot wound to the femur and will be on the road to recovery for the next 3 months; unable to walk or work. “