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Apple Valley man hospitalized after violent attack over gas pump

APPLE VALLEY, Calif. ( – An Apple Valley man was rushed to a local hospital after he was allegedly beaten by multiple men over a parking spot Wednesday afternoon.

It happened at about 3:30 pm, in the 76 gas station parking lot at 20920 Bear Valley Road in Apple Valley.

According to Anthony Delgado, his brother-in-law is the victim and he was severely beaten by three men over a parking space at a gas pump. “He was sucker punched while sitting in his car and when he fell out of the car he started to have a seizure and they were continuously hitting him on the head,” said Delgado in a Victor Valley News Facebook post.

After the attack, all three suspects jumped into a white in color Penske moving truck and fled the location, northbound on Kiowa Road. A Sherriff’s aviation unit responded and assisted ground deputies as they searched for the suspects and the truck. However, neither the suspects or the truck were located.

According to Delgado, his brother-in-law is conscious but having trouble with speech and could possibly have internal bleeding in his brain.

Delgado described the suspects as two Hispanic males and 1 black male. He also said the men had a young boy with them, possibly a son or relative.

Authorities are reviewing surveillance footage from the location as well as surrounding businesses.

“I’m begging this community to come together. Help our law enforcement out to put these men away. They are ruthless,” stated the victim’s wife, Alexandra Hyche. 

Anyone with information on the assault or the suspect vehicle is urged to contact the Apple Valley sheriff’s department at (760)956-5001.

The suspects fled the scene in a similar Penske moving truck. (not actual suspect vehicle photo)

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