Reports of gunfire Sunday morning led police to the Berkeley Hills where they found a man shot to death on Grizzly Peak.
Police received several calls at around 5:45 a.m. reporting a man fatally shot at Grizzly Peak, near Tilden Regional Park, just behind the UC Berkeley campus.
UC Berkeley police have jurisdiction over the remote area near Tilden Park where the man's body was found just before 6 a.m. Drivers encountered UC Berkeley police turning away traffic along Grizzly Peak Boulevard near Centennial Drive for hours Sunday.
The area is known for scenic views and is often deserted at certain times of the day.
Berkeley resident Katie Dwight encountered about a 12 minute detour while crime technicians spent much of the day marking evidence such as a pair of neatly placed tennis shoes.
"I come up here on my bike," Dwight said. "At least once a week and there's a lot of people here but of course, at that time of the morning there wouldn't be anyone around."
Investigators towed two vehicles, a white 4-door sedan parked up and off the roadway just south of signpost 16 and a smaller hatchback.
Police wouldn't say how the two vehicles were tied to the deadly shooting.
KTVU spoke with UC Berkeley police spokesman Alex Yao by phone Sunday.
"We do not believe the public is at risk and this appears to be an isolated incident," Yao said.
Yao would not say why the department hadn't made any arrests, or who they were looking for.
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