By SDCN Editor
San Marcos, CA–Authorities released the identity of a man found fatally shot in a residential neighborhood in San Marcos.
The Medical Examiner’s Office conducted an autopsy Friday and has identified the deceased victim as 40-year-old Ivan Rivera of Vista. The preliminary cause of death was multiple gunshot wounds and the manner of death is homicide.
The second man who was shot remains hospitalized. The identity of the second man is known to investigators; however, his name is being withheld for investigative reasons.
On Wednesday, just after 7 p.m., Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a shooting in the 3800 block of La Rosa Drive in San Marcos. When deputies arrived, they found two men who were shot. Fire department paramedics arrived and started treating both victims. One of the men was transported to a local area hospital and is currently in critical condition. Despite lifesaving attempts, the second man was pronounced dead at the scene.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Homicide Unit at (858) 285-6330, or after hours at (858) 565-5200. You can remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.