A San Diego Sheriff’s cruiser. Courtesy of the department

Authorities Monday publicly identified a man who was shot to death over the weekend in a rural neighborhood just east of Camp Pendleton.

David Caballero, 62, was found mortally wounded in the 3800 block of Alta Vista Drive in Fallbrook about 8:30 p.m. Sunday, according to sheriff’s officials.

Medics took Caballero to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead, Lt. Thomas Seiver said.

The circumstances that led to the shooting of the Fallbrook resident were unclear, and officials have released no information regarding any suspects in the case.

“The manner of (Caballero’s) death is still under investigation,” Seiver said this afternoon.

Anyone with information on the shooting death was asked to call the sheriff’s Homicide Unit at 858-285-6330 or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.

Updated at 5:45 p.m. March 1, 2021

–City News Service

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