Child Injured During Apple Valley Shooting

Child Injured During Apple Valley Shooting

APPLE VALLEY – A boy was transported to the hospital after the shots were fired at an apartment home on Wednesday night.

The shooting was reported at around 8:42 p.m., in the 15800 block of  Rancherias Road. The mother called 911 thinking her 8-year-old son had been shot in the back. The boy was alert and visibly shaken up the time of transport.  Apple Valley Sheriff’s Station spokeswoman Trish Hill said that the boy suffered “some type of laceration” as a result of the incident.  

Through investigation, it was determined that the suspect was banging on the door of the home where the child lived. The mother asked who it was at the door and the suspect began shooting through the window of the apartment home.  The boy, feeling pain in his back,  yelled to his mother that he had been shot.  The mother secured her home and protected her three children while she waited for authorities and emergency medical personnel to arrive.

The suspect vehicle was described as an older dark green BMW sedan.  An air ambulance was initially requested but was canceled and he was taken to a local hospital for the treatment of injuries and was later released.  No other injuries were reported as a result of this incident and no suspects are in custody at this time.

Anyone with information that may help assist in the investigation should call the Apple Valley Sheriff’s Station at 760-240-7400. Callers wishing to remain anonymous can call the WeTip Hotline 800-782-7463 or visit

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Image Sources:

  • Apple Valley Shooting: Gary Martin (video screen capture)