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10 freeway shooting near Indio shuts down lanes Monday morning

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Shots fired along the 10 freeway in Indio caused a shutdown of westbound lanes on Monday morning.

Indio Police Department spokesman Ben Guitron told KPCC that a vehicle collided into the center median on the I-10 near Jefferson and Indio Boulevard in a single vehicle accident -- a male driver was the only the person in the car. 

Two California Highway Patrol officers responded to the scene around 5 a.m., and an officer involved shooting occurred that sent the driver of the crashed vehicle to Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs.

Indio PD, still on the scene, will continue handling the investigation. It is unclear what caused the accident or what events led to the shooting. Both of the CHP officers involved are reported uninjured.

Guitron expects the scene to keep the freeway closed for at least another three or four hours.


Coachella 2012 has completely sold out... of tickets


Coachella 2012 has sold out of tickets for both weekends.

Passes for both weekends of this year's deja vu fest, April 13-April 15 and April 20-April 22, are gone like the wind that comes sweepin' down the plain. And by plain we mean polo field. 

The festival's promoter Goldenvoice issued a caps-happy statement on Friday that read, "THE COACHELLA VALLEY MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL SELLS OUT IN LESS THAN 3 HOURS."

Well, sort of true. It's more like one week and three hours. Passes went on "advance sale" last summer from June 3-10.


Were you able to purchase tickets? Which weekend are you going? Tell us in the comments.



Coachella 2012 tickets on-sale Friday morning, aka: How fast can you type?

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Musician Zach Ernst of Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears performs during the first day of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival 2011 held at the Empire Polo Club on April 15, 2011 in Indio.

Coachella 2012 tickets, or rather, what's left of them, go on sale Friday morning at 10:00 a.m.

Though Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival organizers did not reveal how many passes were sold in the summer pre-sale, they did issue a statement about limited availability noting, "There are not many left for Weekend 1, and those must be purchased with a shuttle pass.''

The festival, slated for April 13-15 and April 20-22 in Indio, CA, features headliners the Black Keys, Radiohead, and Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg.

As of Thursday, first tier general admission tickets ($285), VIP passes ($665), VIP parking ($100), and tent camping spots were all sold out for the first weekend. Remaining Weekend 1 tickets will need to be purchased with an accompanying shuttle pass. Tent camping spots were also sold out for the second weekend.