Body found near Maple Heights middle school

(Photo: Shane Snider, WKYC-TV)
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MAPLE HEIGHTS, Ohio -- Police are investigating after a man’s body was found around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday morning at Stafford Park in Maple Heights.

Authorities tell WKYC the unidentified African American man was shot at least once, and appeared to be a young adult, around 5'10" to 6" tall.

Police are asking for assistance to identify the male and any information relating to his death.

He was found wearing beige pants, a white t-shirt, a blue hooded zip-up jacket and camouflage tennis shoes.

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Anyone with information is asked to call the Maple Heights Detective Bureau at 216-587-9624 or email Detectives@mhpd-ohio.com.

Police say information can be given to Crime Stoppers by calling 216-252-7463 as well.

Stay with WKYC for additional updates as they become available.