8-Year-Old Hospitalized After Gunfire Erupts in Apple Valley Neighborhood

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An 8-year-old boy was hospitalized after gunfire erupted in an Apple Valley neighborhood Wednesday evening.

Emergency crews respond after gunfire was reported in Apple Valley on Feb. 8, 2017. (Credit: Loudlabs)

Emergency crews respond after gunfire was reported in Apple Valley on Feb. 8, 2017. (Credit: Loudlabs)

The shooting was reported about 8:39 p.m. and left the unidentified boy injured, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman Cindy Bachman said.

Someone had apparently exited a vehicle and opened fire near the victim’s home in the 15800 block of Rancherias Road, Victor Valley News reported.

It was unclear initially if the victim was struck by the gunfire or was injured by other debris or broken glass resulting from the shooting, Bachman said.

Bachman later tweeted that the boy had not been struck by the gunfire.

Video from the scene showed the victim sitting up and talking to emergency personnel before he was transported to the hospital.

The boy’s condition was not released.

No arrests have been made and no description of the gunman was available.

KTLA’s Stephen Acosta contributed to this report.