Porterville Man Run Down In Parking Lot

A 24-year-old man was seriously injured Wednesday evening after being run over by two men in a Porterville parking lot, police said.{}

Police arrived at a parking lot in the 700 block of South Plano Street shortly after 8 p.m. to find the man lying on the ground with a broken leg.

Police say the man had been involved in an argument with two males in their early 20s just prior to the incident.

Witnesses told police that the man had been chased down by the suspects who were driving a dark-colored sedan through the parking lot before the he was run over. The suspects then fled the area.

The man received major injuries in the incident and is listed in stable condition at a local hospital, police said.

The case is believed to be gang related and is currently under investigation.

Anyone having additional information is encouraged to contact the Porterville Police Department at 782-7400.