A man on a bicycle was shot twice in Porterville Tuesday afternoon, and Tulare County sheriff’s deputies are looking for a Chevrolet pickup that may be involved, the department said.
Deputies said the 35-year-old man was riding near Westfield Avenue and Howland Street when someone approached and fired repeatedly. As the shooter fled south on Howland, the victim sought help from neighbors. The man was taken to a local hospital where he underwent surgery.
Witnesses described the pickup that was seen in the area when the shooting occurred as a brown Chevrolet extended or crew cab pickup truck.
Anyone with information is asked to contact detective Joe Rodriguez or Sgt. John Dow at (559) 782-9674 or anonymously at firstname.lastname@example.org.