Homicide investigation at the fatal shooting in Ramona. Courtesy OnScene.TV

The name of the 46-year-old Ramona resident killed in a predawn shooting in his hometown was released by authorities Monday.

A resident of the 600 block of Pine Street in the rural community southeast of Escondido heard a gunshot and found Mario Velazquez Cardoso mortally wounded in front of a neighboring home about 5:45 a.m. Thursday, according to sheriff’s officials.

Paramedics took Cardoso to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

An arrest has not been made in the killing, sheriff’s Lt. Thomas Seiver said.

— City News Service