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Three officers shot, two killed in Palm Springs

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) — Two Palm Springs police officers trying to resolve a family dispute were shot to death Saturday when a man they had been speaking calmly with suddenly pulled out a gun and opened fire on them, the city's police chief told reporters.

A third officer was wounded. The shooter was not immediately apprehended.

"It was a simple family disturbance and he elected to open fire on the guardians of the city," police Chief Bryan Reyes, his voice breaking, told reporters.

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