Detectives from the Baltimore County Police Violent Crimes Unit are investigating after a shooting victim is brought to a local hospital.

The victim, 16, left his home in the Lochearn area of Baltimore County to walk to a nearby store around 10 a.m. yesterday, and returned home suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim's mother drove him to an area hospital where he remains under treatment. He is expected to survive his injury.

No clear account of events as to how or where the shooting occurred has emerged. Detectives continue to investigate.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police by calling 410-307-2020.