Young man found critically hurt on San Tan Valley street

SAN TAN VALLEY, AZ - Sheriff's deputies are searching for a suspect or suspects after a young man was found critically injured on a San Tan Valley street early Thursday morning.

Pinal County sheriff's officials say deputies were called to the intersection of Desert Honeysuckle and Desert Rose Trail in The Greens neighborhood in San Tan Valley around 2:30 a.m. after a man was discovered lying in the road.

The victim, who has been identified as 22-year-old Peter Mwangi of San Tan Valley, was unresponsive, according to officials.

Mwangi suffered severe trauma to the head and there were vehicle tracks going over his body.

Evidence shows Mwangi may have been the victim of an assault, but the initial report of a hit-and-run has not been ruled out, officials said.

The victim was flown to Scottsdale Osborn Hospital where he remains in critical condition.

There were no witnesses to the incident, but sheriff's deputies are asking for anyone with information that could help identify the suspect or suspects to contact the Pinal County Sheriff's Office at 520-866-5111.

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