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Woman shot multiple times in Apple Valley Saturday morning

APPLE VALLEY, Calif. ( — Authorities are investigating a shooting that left a 48-year-old woman fighting for her life early Saturday morning in Apple Valley.

It happened at about 4:10 am, on April 20, 2019, in the 20300 block of Thunderbird Road.

Deputies responded to the area after receiving reports of shots fired.

“At about the same time, another reporting party called dispatch to report a domestic violence incident between a female and male in the same area,” stated a sheriff’s news release.

Deputies arrived and located Dedre Bugress, a resident of Apple Valley, who had been shot multiple times, officials said.

“Burgess was awake, but unable to give deputies any information regarding the shooting,” officials said.

Burgess was immediately treated by paramedics of the Apple Valley Fire Protection District and transported to an area trauma center by American Medical Response. 

No other persons were injured in this incident.

According to the press release, “it is believed the shooting and the domestic violence incident are related. Apple Valley Station detectives are actively investigating the incident and more information will be given at a later time.”

Anyone with additional information is encouraged to contact Detective Vanessa Lopez or Sergeant Mike Sandlin at (760) 240-7400. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline a 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip Hotline at

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