One man was injured in a shooting in Essex early this morning.

The man, 23, was in the area of Bayner Road and Bayner Court with friends at approximately 1:40 a.m. when he suffered a non-life-threatening wound and responded to a nearby gas station for help. He was transported to an area hospital for treatment.

Detectives from the Baltimore County Police Violent Crimes Unit responded to the scene and are continuing the investigation into the circumstances surrounding the shooting. Anyone with information should contact police by calling 410-307-2020.