Police are investigating after a man was shot following a dispute with a group of people earlier this evening.

The adult male victim was shot at least once in the upper body during a dispute involving a group of people outside the unit block of Akin Circle in Essex. The man was transported to a local hospital for treatment; his condition is unknown at the time of this posting. The suspect fled the scene prior to police arrival.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact police at 410-307-2020. The Baltimore County Police Violent Crimes Unit is continuing to investigate this crime.