Man shot in Fallbrook; Suspected shooter may have carjacked other vehicle

Vehicle found abandoned, on fire in Temecula

FALLBROOK, Calif. - A man was wounded by gunfire Thursday in a rural area near the northeastern reaches of Camp Pendleton.

The shooting near De Luz Road and Harris Trail in Fallbrook was reported shortly before 1 p.m., according to sheriff's officials.

10News learned the man was shot and found injured near his vehicle. The wounded man flagged down a passing motorist, who gave him a ride to a hospital, a dispatcher said.

California Highway Patrol officials believe the suspected shooter carjacked another vehicle and drove to Temecula. There, CHP officials said the suspected shooter abandoned the vehicle and set it on fire near Rancho California and Sycamore Mesa roads.

The victim's condition was unavailable as of 7 p.m.

The person suspected in the shooting remains at large.

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