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story.lead_photo.caption Authorities work to remove a man's body after it was found Tuesday morning in MacArthur Park. - Photo by Gavin Lesnick

Authorities are investigating Tuesday after the body of a man who appeared to have been shot multiple times was found in MacArthur Park in Little Rock.

The body was discovered in a ditch between McMath Avenue and the children's playground by joggers about 7 a.m.

Little Rock Police Department spokesman Sgt. Cassandra Davis said the victim is a black man in his mid-30s, but his identity isn't yet known. She said police had been called to the area about midnight in reference to shots fired, but investigators didn't find anything then.

"If this individual was there at that time ... it's possible that our officers did not see him last night," Davis said.

Davis said police have no suspect or motive information.

Investigators roped off a large crime scene that included the children's playground and both sides of the road.

It remained blocked off after the body was removed around 9 a.m. Pulaski County Coroner Gerone Hobbs said the body was being taken to the state Crime Lab for an autopsy.

Man's body found in MacArthur Park

Joggers in Little Rock's MacArthur Park Tuesday morning found the body of a man who appeared to have been shot multiple times. (By Gavin Lesnick)
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  • aimee
    September 4, 2013 at 12:24 a.m.

    I feel so safe knowing there are so many guns out there... I know that having even more guns would make me feel even MORE safe... What..???? You say that some people who have guns shouldn't have them...???? HOW did THAT ever happen..???? Oh, they lied about who they are.. Well....that's alright... What's a little lying here and there if it means someone can get a gun to make us FEEL safer... Oh, what's that..??? You say that some people buy, steal, or whatever, guns so they can commit crimes..???? How did the NRA ever let THAT happen..???? Only law abiding upright citizens have guns..!!!! How do we make sure of that..???? Oh, there is NO WAY of making sure... So let's just have even MORE guns... THAT will solve the problem...!!! NOT...!!!!!

  • sharkbite
    September 4, 2013 at 11:20 a.m.

    Dope deal gone very bad, they certainly were not having bible study at midnight

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