BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Police are searching for the person who opened fire inside a Maryland Wal-Mart, injuring one person.

The Howard County Police Department reports the shooting happened around midnight at the Wal-Mart located in the 3200 block of North Ridge Rd. in Ellicott City.

Police received reports of a shooting inside the store, and officers arrived to find a man with a gunshot wound.

Following their investigation, police say the shooting happened during a fight inside the store.

After the shooting, police say the victim then went out into the parking lot and got a gun from a car, and fired retaliatory shots towards the store, but no one was hurt by the subsequent gunshots.

Witnesses tell Howard County police that the initial shooter fled the scene.

The man injured in the shooting inside the store was taken to a local hospital. His condition is unknown.

Police are working to identify the shooter, and are asking anyone with information to call (410) 313-STOP or email

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