A Parma Animal Control Officer was called to a gruesome discovery Monday morning.

An animal carcass, initially thought to be a coyote, was found in an alley near Broadview and West Pleasant Valley roads.

A veterinarian examined the carcass and determined it to be a dog that had been shot and skinned.

A police report will be filed and the carcass will be kept as the incident is investigated.

Anyone with information regarding this criminal act should call the City of Parma Crime Tip Line at 440-887-7340.