UPDATE: An earlier version of this story stated that the park was in Orinda; in fact, it is adjacent to Orinda.
OAKLAND, Calif. (KRON) — Officers found a deceased individual shortly after 7 p.m. on Sunday near a regional park, the Oakland Police Department confirmed in an email to KRON4. The body was found on the 3900 block of Grizzly Peak Boulevard.
Oakland police homicide investigators are at the scene looking into what led to the death. Authorities are not releasing the identity of the victim at this time.
The location of the scene is right off the west end of Siesta Valley Recreation Area in Orinda. No other information was immediately available.
Oakland police stated Monday that the police are investigating the incident as a homicide.
“Patrol officers responded to the area for a report of a person down,” Oakland Police Public Information Officer Kim Armstead stated. “Upon arrival, officers located a male victim with apparent gunshot wound(s). The victim succumbed to his wound(s) on scene and was pronounced deceased.
“A Homicide callout was initiated, and the investigators responded to begin the follow-up investigation into the circumstances surrounding the shooting,” the statement continued. “The victim’s identity is being withheld pending notification to next of kin.”
This is developing story. Check back for updates.