A jogger on an early-morning run today discovered the body of a man along the edge of Leakin Park in West Baltimore, city police said.
Homicide Detective Robert McAlister said the unidentified jogger spotted the body about 6:05 a.m. along the side of the 4600 block of Wetheredsville Road.
The victim, a black man in his mid-30s, had been shot numerous times in the head and upper body. At least three spent 9mm shell casings were recovered in the grass and weeds where the body was found.
The shooting victim was wearing a multicolored Mickey Mouse T-shirt, a maroon and yellow nylon jacket, blue jean trousers, white socks, black tennis shoes and a small ring on his finger. A beeper was clipped to his waistband, police said.
Police recovered 5 cents and two keys on a ring from the victim. He also had a green appointment card from the state Department of Parole and Probation.
The shooting brings to 111 the number of people killed this year in the city, compared with 102 at this time last year.
McAlister said the body was taken to the state Medical Examiner's Office while police attempted to identify the victim.