By Devin Bartolotta

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A young woman was shot dead outside a quiet apartment in Bel Air Tuesday. Deputies are asking for your help to track down her murderer.

Many people were sleeping when the shots were fired around 6 a.m. Tuesday. Now, the community is very much alert as police search for a killer on the loose.

Before sunrise at Calvert’s Walk Apartments, the 28-year-old victim was killed in the parking lot.

The Harford County Sheriff’s Office said she may have known her killer.

“I can tell you it does not appear to be a random act of violence in the community, this appears to be a directed assault,” said Major William Davis of the Harford County Sheriff’s Office.

The apartments are close together, meaning several people in the neighborhood heard the gunshots and called 911. It took less than five minutes for police to arrive.

Not much is known about what happened or who is on the loose. Neighbors like Katie White are on edge.

“I’ve lived here for like 15 years and nothing crazy like this has ever happened. It’s pretty much been a safe neighborhood,” White said.

Investigators are now asking for tips to help put the puzzle together.

“Even if you maybe heard shots, however many shots you may have heard, saw a car in the neighborhood, saw somebody out there last night, anything. It might be insignificant, it might have nothing to do with it, but please call us and let us know,” Davis said.

The woman was a resident of the area, but her name has not been released. Investigators are looking into the possibility of surveillance video at the apartment complex.

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