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1 killed, 1 injured in separate shootings over weekend in Fallbrook

Authorities identify one man who was shot to death

One man was killed and another was hurt in two separate shootings in Fallbrook Saturday, Aug. 29, and Sunday, Aug. 30.

The deadly shooting, Aug. 29, occurred shortly after noon in the 700 block of Convertible Lane, off East Mission Road, according to the San Diego County Sheriff's Department.

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Authorities Tuesday, Sept. 1 publicly identified a man who was shot to death over the weekend in Fallbrook.

Deputies responding to reports of gunfire shortly after noon Saturday found Salvador Galvan, 56, mortally wounded in front of a home in the 700 block of Convertible Lane, near East Mission Road, according to San Diego County sheriff's officials.

Paramedics pronounced Galvan dead at the scene, Lt. Thomas Seiver said.

No suspects have been identified, the lieutenant said.

Deputies closed the road to traffic while an investigation into the shooting continued.

According to a neighbor, there were shots fired, and a person assumed to be the suspect passed through the neighbor's yard.

"I heard two voices scream after (the) first gunshot," the neighbor said. "Then five more rounds, then dead silence."

According to Lt. Thomas Seiver of the San Diego County Sheriff's Department Homicide Unit, deputies responded to the scene to find the victim suffering from gunshot wounds. Lifesaving efforts by North County Fire were performed but were unsuccessful. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

A witness on the scene reported that a renter was taken in cuffs, but it wasn't clear whether the arrest was related to the shooting. The department has not offered any further suspect information.

The homicide department has assumed the investigation and anyone with information was asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477


A day later, around 5:30 p.m., Aug. 30, another shooting was reported near the intersection of East Mission Road and Iowa Street, Deputy Pat McEvoy of the San Diego County Sheriff's Department said.

A young adult male suffered a gunshot injury to the right leg, according to North County Fire Capt. John Choi. The man was taken to Palomar Medical Center for treatment of the non-life-threatening injury.

Witnesses reported seeing several people fleeing the scene, but no suspect description was immediately available, according to sheriff's Lt. Arnold Aldana.

Detectives were investigating the circumstances leading up to the shooting and whether it was connected to the earlier fatal shooting, Aldana said.

City News Service contributed to this report.

Jeff Pack can be reached by email at [email protected].

Will Fritz can be reached by email at [email protected].


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