A man was shot to death at a home just east of Temecula, and the killer remained at large Friday.

The attack happened in the predawn hours Thursday in the 38000 block of Calaveras Road, in the unincorporated community of Rancho California, in the hills overlooking the Temecula Valley, according to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.

Sgt. Ben Ramirez said patrol deputies were called to the location about 4 a.m. to investigate reports of a shooting at a residence, and discovered the gravely wounded victim, whose identity was not immediately released.

Life-saving measures were attempted, but the man died at the scene, Ramirez said.

The shooter was not found.

Central Homicide Unit detectives took over the investigation and were attempting to determine a motive.

Anyone with information was asked to contact the investigative team at 951-955-2777.

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