MIDDLE ISLAND - A man's body was found in a wooded area in Middle Island Saturday, and police say he was the victim of a homicide.

Authorities say the discovery was made by a dog walker around 2:30 p.m. behind the vacant Kmart on Middle Country Road. Police say the trails through the woods are “well-traveled.”

Officials say the man was shot and the medical examiner is in possession of the body.

His identity has not yet been released.