Woman walking her dog finds man shot to death at Shoal Creek Park in DeKalb County

DeKalb Police are trying to find out who shot and killed a man in a park overnight. Now police are working to find out who the victim is.

DeKalb Police say a woman walking her dog discovered this car with both doors wide open in Shoal Creek Park. She decided to take a closer look.

What that dog owner found has disturbed many who walk dogs and live in the area.

"It's horrible. That is a playground that my children play at frequently. We walk our dog there, but unfortunately, it's   not surprising," homeowner Katie Cota remarked.

"There are gunshots down here all the time. This park needs to close off this entrance, so you can't drive up," homeowner Marcus Skrine commented.

Police investigate at Shoal Creek Park near Capistrana Place and White Oak Drive.

Police investigate at Shoal Creek Park near Capistrana Place and White Oak Drive. (FOX 5 Atlanta)

Detectives found several shell casings on the scene and say the young victim appears to be in his early 20s.

They have not identified the murder victim, but they do have one lead they plan to follow.

"The vehicle is registered to a female. So we're going to get in touch with her to see if she can help us identify him," Sgt. Lynn Shuler of DeKalb Police said.

Neighbors say they have repeatedly complained to police about gunshots, drug activity and prostitution in the park, but it all continues.

One homeowner, whose husband and children have collected a bag of bullets from the PARK,  has a remedy.

"I think cameras are the best solution because I know they can't have someone posted down there 24/7. So, technology can possibly prevented this," Mrs. Cota suggested.

DeKalb Police are still trying to identify the victim in the case.