Vallejo police are investigating the city's sixth homicide of the year after a Fairfield man's body was found late Friday morning on the grounds of the Masonic Temple.

Just after 11 a.m. Friday, employees of the Springbrook Masonic Temple at 101 Temple Way discovered the body, later identified as Keith Erick Osby of Fairfield, Sgt. Kevin Bartlett said.

The body was found in the bushes near the southeast corner of the temple's parking lot, and apparently had gunshot wounds, Bartlett said.

Responding firefighters pronounced Osby dead at the scene, Battalion Chief Patrick Dunn said.

Bartlett said Osby's body has been at the temple for a "recent" amount of time, though it was unclear exactly how long.

Neighbors have reported they heard gunshots a few nights before the incident, though it is unclear whether they called 911 to report them, Bartlett said.

Nevertheless, a few neighbors interviewed Friday afternoon said it is a safe neighborhood and that they didn't hear anything suspicious Thursday night.

"We're really stunned because nothing ever happens around here," said Ruth Trimble, who lives near the temple.

Anyone with information can call investigators at (800) 488-9383 or leave an anonymous message on the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at (707) 644-STOP (7867).

Staff writer Tony Burchyns contributed to this article. Contact staff writer Lanz Christian Banes at (707) 553-6833 or