The incident occurred at about 10 p.m. Thursday. Officials said the victim was sitting in a parking lot when a man and a woman approached her.
When the male suspect demanded the woman's money and possessions, the victim complied. However, the man still shot her in the face with a handgun before fleeing on foot.
The victim was taken to an area hospital, where she was expected to survive her injury.
If you have any information regarding this crime, you're urged to contact Indio authorities at (760) 863-8990.
City News Service contributed to this report.