OAKLAND, Calif. -- East Bay Regional Park District police are investigating a likely homicide this morning after a man's body was found at Oakland's Martin Luther King Jr. Regional Shoreline.
A visitor walking in the park spotted the body around 9 a.m. in a grassy area just off the Bay Trail in an area just south of Damon Slough, park district spokeswoman Carolyn Jones said.
The park visitor called police and flagged down an Oakland officer nearby.
The victim is a Hispanic man in his 20s and he appears to have died of a gunshot wound, Jones said.
Jones said it has not yet been determined how long the body had been there before it was discovered, but noted that it probably wasn't long because it was clearly visible from the trail and "this is a very busy park."
The Bay Trail is closed in the area of the investigation, but the rest of the park remains open, Jones said.
Man's body found at Oakland's MLK Regional Shoreline