Major Crimes detectives from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office are investigating a homicide that occurred early Thursday morning at an Ocala horse farm.

Major Crimes detectives from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the death of a Hispanic man whose body was found shortly after midnight Thursday at the Classic Mile Park Training Center on W Hwy. 40 in Ocala.

Shortly after midnight, sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the Classic Mile Park Training Center, located at 13750 W Hwy. 40, in reference to a body that had been found by an employee checking on the horses.

When they arrived on scene, deputies found a Hispanic male who had been shot. The body was located in the area of Barn 56, a sheriff’s office report states.

Major Crimes detectives, forensic technicians and the Medical Examiner all responded to the location and are continuing their investigation. Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call Detective Aaron Levy at (352) 368-3546.