The San Diego Sheriff’s Department has launched an investigation after a man was shot and killed in unincorporated El Cajon.
The SDSO said deputies were alerted to reports of gunfire at around 10:30 p.m. Thursday near the 6000 block of Stallion Oaks Road, off Dehesa Road and northeast of Sycuan Resort.
Before deputies arrived, the man who had been shot got into a car with an acquaintance who drove him away from the scene, investigators said.
Deputies stopped the car carrying the victim about 1.5 miles away from the scene of the shooting. Inside, they found the victim suffering from gunshot wounds. The SDSO said deputies tried to give the man medical aid until medics with the Sycuan Fire Department arrived to help, but the man died.
The investigation into his deadly shooting is ongoing, but the SDSO told NBC 7 Friday morning that there was no threat to the public, and there were no outstanding suspects.
The Sheriff's Homicide Unit has taken over the investigation, but the department released no further details on that.
Stallion Oaks Road at Dehesa Road remained closed to traffic Friday morning so that deputies could continue gathering evidence. The SDSO said the rest of Dehesa Road would not be impacted.
Anyone with information on the deadly shooting can reach out to the SDSO at (858) 285-6330, or the after-hours line at (858) 565-5200.