SAN DIEGO — Authorities Wednesday publicly identified a 59-year-old man found shot to death in a home near Valley View Casino.

Deputies responding to a request for a welfare check in the 28000 block of Lake Wohlford Road in Valley Center discovered the body of Andrew Billeci about 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, according to sheriff's officials. He had suffered gunshot wounds to his upper body, Lt. Chad Boudreau said

The San Diego County Medical Examiner's Office has ruled Billeci's death a homicide.

While deputies were searching the house, they found explosives and unidentified chemicals, Boudreau said. A bomb squad investigated and deter

Anyone with information about the death was asked to call the sheriff's Homicide Unit at 858-565-5200 or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477