Investigation into De Luz shooting continues; man sustains multiple gunshot wounds

Sheriff’s authorities are reporting this morning, January 4, that an investigation is continuing into an incident that occurred yesterday in De Luz that left a man suffering from gunshot wounds.

Sgt. Joe Montion said the incident took place on January 3 at about 12:50 p.m. near De Luz and Harris Roads.

“Fallbrook deputies responded to De Luz Canyon to investigate a traffic accident near De Luz Road and Harris Road, in Fallbrook,” said Montion. “Initial reports were that a vehicle had run off the road and collided into a fence.”

Montion said when deputies arrived at the scene, they found a vehicle unoccupied.

“While on scene, a witness came forward stating she came across a Hispanic male adult lying near the crash scene with apparent gunshot wounds,” said Montion. “The witness drove the injured male to Fallbrook Hospital”

Montion said detectives responded to the hospital and “confirmed the victim had in fact sustained multiple gunshot wounds and was connected to the vehicle accident.”

During the investigation, another witness who heard gunshots near the crash site also reported that her 1984 Chevy S-10 truck had been stolen, Montion said.

“This vehicle was located a short time later in Riverside County, near Sandia Creek Rd and had been set on fire,” said Montion. “At this time detectives are not speculating if the two incidents are related.”

A full investigation into the incident is underway.

Montion said the identity of the victim and the suspect has not been released pending further investigation by detectives.

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Man wounded by gunfire in De Luz area

FALLBROOK (Wire Service) – A man was wounded by gunfire today in the De Luz area, authorities said.

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

The wounded man flagged down a passing motorist, who gave him a ride to Fallbrook Hospital. He was later taken by Mercy Air to Palomar Hospital for treatment.

Further information relating to the shooting and the victim’s condition has not been made available.

Patients and visitors to Fallbrook Hospital have reported the facility was locked down for a period of time directly following the arrival of the victim.

Fallbrook detectives are heading up the investigation.

38 Responses to "Investigation into De Luz shooting continues; man sustains multiple gunshot wounds"

  1. res.   January 3, 2013 at 4:17 pm

    they have deluz road shut down at sandia creek y!!

  2. young one   January 3, 2013 at 6:16 pm

    Any up date on who was shot and how , why it happened???

  3. wondering   January 3, 2013 at 6:26 pm

    Came upon a Meth Lab? A Weed Farm? Dollars to donuts it’s not just some random thing.

  4. vet and citizen   January 3, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    Is this the cause of the helicopter today??

  5. Pessimistic   January 3, 2013 at 7:41 pm

    Maybe, res., because there is an active violent crime scene, possibly spread over a large stretch of roadway; and maybe because there could be an outstanding ARMED suspect they are (were) searching for. Maybe they had to close it down at that location because there are only a couple of ways in and out of De Luz and they not only wanted to contain an escape route for the criminal, but wanted to provide residents who usually travel that way to get home to use Sandia Creek and go around the back way – instead of having to turn around four miles further up the road (kind of a “convenience” thing believe it or not).

    Or, maybe they just wanted to be jerks and tick off a bunch of folks who don’t like to be inconvenienced (which I am sure there will be those who are / were and feel that is the real reason). Thought I would just cover that angle too… since there are real jerks (motorists) who would label it as such.

    But, what the heck do I know? I’m just a keyboard warrior (in my own mind).

  6. Mom of lots   January 3, 2013 at 11:09 pm

    Hmmmm…..they put the hospital on lockdown (patients AND visitors) upon the arrival of the victim?

  7. IBAM   January 4, 2013 at 9:10 am


  8. Resident   January 4, 2013 at 10:00 am

    Hospital goes on lockdown if there is a threat of violence because of who they are working on in the ER. Happens more in LA and heavily gang infested places.

    It will be interesting to see how this shakes out.

    They’ll need a new sigh on Main Street. "Fallbrook ER Waiting Time : Forget it. We’re closed".

    I’ll be interested to find out more about the reasons they took this measure.

  9. Jerry   January 4, 2013 at 10:35 am

    Have they caught the suspect?

  10. ............   January 4, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    you can kill someone in de luz and cops will never know ha ha ha!

  11. gabs   January 4, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    Praying for ur recovery im still in shock 🙁 so sad ur poor mother

  12. resident #1   January 4, 2013 at 6:21 pm

    To: …………
    So are you saying you have done something like this? Sure sound like it

  13. TJ   January 4, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    I have heard from a few people that the guy who got shot was robbing houses in the De Luz area.

  14. Dl   January 4, 2013 at 11:07 pm

    Thats wat they get for. Being a theif haha ha

  15. Deluz Resident   January 4, 2013 at 11:46 pm

    Everyone in fallbrook knows him as a meth addict who robs peoples houses… wrong place to be doing stuff like that (Deluz) ppl think they can go out there and do whatever they want.. is not like that soon er later something happens to them !

  16. gabs   January 5, 2013 at 12:24 am

    To: TJ
    thats right u "heard"!!!!! Someone got shot…..ur ignorant comments are not needed instead of posting a comment about something u "heard" why dont u post a prayer for him and his family ??? Uggghhhhh you are HEARTLESS AND DUMB but hey thats just my opinion have a goodnight TJ

  17. Fallbrookian   January 5, 2013 at 1:47 am

    …………… Comment #10- Really? How would you know that and why in the world would you laugh about something so cruel? Guilty.

  18. Same bs   January 5, 2013 at 10:00 am

    Meth heads!!!! Waste of a life!

  19. Deluz Resident   January 5, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    at "Gabs" are you a meth user too? this guy use to come up on old peoples houses… you think he deserves our prayers now?? or the poor old people who was getting rob?? come on now!! this guy was always seen in deluz at all times day and night just robbing people left and right and the police never did anything to stop him.. since they are scared to come to deluz as well… deluz is got too many residents who defend this area! or maybe it could be the Cartel! who knows

  20. gabs   January 5, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    All u people disgust me shame on u nobody deserves to get shot how dare you where you there did u see him using meth maybe you where using with him then… Dont accuse him of doing things because you heard thats bs he just got shot for.gods sake!!!! No wonder this world is so messed up its filled with cold hearted snakes!!!!!!!!!!!!

  21. p.s   January 5, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    tj ur comments are not helpless… if you cant prove wat comes out of ur mouth, its better if u just stay quite.just saying?

  22. TJ   January 6, 2013 at 12:20 am

    To Gabs:
    Yeah i heard it from people who knew who the guy was and knew what he was doing in De Luz. Maybe it was somebody else who got shot, but if its the guy who was robbing houses, then that happens. But hey thats just my opinion

  23. 78..   January 6, 2013 at 10:28 am

    Ofcourse Louis was gonna be shot at he’s a thief HELLO everyone knows that. Now he should learn how to work like everybody else instead of stealing!!! Shame on him!!

  24. white11   January 6, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    Wow ppl dont even know anything about the case, and their already running their mouth. That’s fallbrook. Way too many ppl like to talk.

  25. From San Jacinto   January 6, 2013 at 6:37 pm

    How can you talk…. on a man u know nothing about keep your ….. ……a mouth shut and for it take some pepto bismol

  26. kma   January 6, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    #19 is more dead on…De Luz & Cartel Connections…

  27. Rae Rae   January 6, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    Nobody deserves to be shot. Most of the people in town are not so innocent. Everybody has a dark side but has a good side. Some people act so effin innocent. Please F off!!! Scandalous people on here running there mouths about him being a meth head. He aint so bad of a guy. I know him and I am glad he is alive and so watch your back now! He may be back to De Luz soon!! U A-holes…

  28. Concerned   January 7, 2013 at 8:37 am

    What’s Louis’ last name?

  29. @Heartless Residents   January 7, 2013 at 9:02 pm

    You know it’s really just like the Gossipers of Fallbrook to post nasty comments when someone gets hurt or killed. Nobody deserves to be shot. I am amazed at all the people who just love to run their stupid mouths. Unless you saw him snort meth with your own eyes,you are slandering this guy’s name, just based on bs that you heard. Always someone talking s&$#t in this town.

  30. Capt   January 7, 2013 at 11:29 pm

    Why am I not surprised

  31. What?   January 8, 2013 at 10:53 am

    Nobody deserves to be shot? Of course some people deserve to be shot! Every inmate on death row deserves to be shot. Some people serving life sentences deserve to be shot. Anyone who rapes & murders a child deserves to be shot! I’m not saying this guy deserves it, because I don’t know who he is (& hope I never do), but saying no one deserves to be shot it lunacy.

  32. BH   January 8, 2013 at 10:56 am

    What is this guys last name and what’s his health status now?

  33. ???   January 8, 2013 at 12:55 pm

    Any updates on victim?? Or suspect??

  34. From who cares ?   January 10, 2013 at 1:06 pm

    Whats victs last name?anyways hope hes doing ok and hows his parents or where they at does he even have a father figure? More likely not thats what happens when they dont

  35. Nikka89   January 11, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    For all of you people on here being disrespectful and leaving mean and cruel messages, you people really have no heart. I have known louie since i was a little girl and we shared a great amount of our youth growing up together and regardless of what he grew up to become or what you think of him, he is a human being!! We all make mistakes in life but you people are all so judgmental. You have no idea what his family or loved ones are going thru and if you had any sense of respect or sympathy for them you wouldn’t bash him, especially if you don’t know him. Im sure im going to receive a lot of mean replies to my post but i really don’t care, I have and will always have a love for him and his family so i won’t hesitate to defend them.

  36. HEMACINTO   January 13, 2013 at 3:04 am

    Please stop posting negative comments.cause if it happens to you or your love ones you’ll be crying like lil …….. so stop now….to all family members my prayers go out to you…

  37. JUST ROBBED..   January 14, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    I live in DeLuz and was just robbed a few weeks ago. If it was this guy he probably had it coming. If I caught him doing it he would have been shot anyway and if he continues to rob people he will at some point be shot again.


  38. DntTriP   November 13, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    People from falbrook should honestly just say away from DE Luz…., De Luz isn’t for you people keep out of our home okay and that way you wont get hurt… and yeah apparently he was stealing but hey guess what he bumped in to the wrong ppl.. hahahahahaha thats why you dnt go to De Luz unless your from De Luz!!!!


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