PARKVILLE, Md. (WJZ) — An investigation is unfolding Wednesday night in Baltimore County as police search for the person who shot and killed a man in Parkville.

Just before 10 p.m. Tuesday night 37-year-old Tavon Marshall was fatally shot outside his house on Fieldcreek Way.

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Police said the shooting was targeted but still need a motive and suspect to close the case.

“This man had gotten home, gotten out of his vehicle and opened up the back hatch to his vehicle and at that point something happened, we don’t know if there was an incident or altercation with another person or if someone was waiting for him to arrive home but shortly thereafter he was shot,” said Baltimore County spokesperson Jennifer Peach.

Neighbors who live feet from where the shooting happened said the truck was parked in one of the spaces the victim was found laying behind it feet away, you can still see where a bullet presumably grazed the vehicle.

“It is scary to think like, you’re out taking trash out or going to the mailbox or something because I wouldn’t of thought anything but if I had been out there when it happened I don’t know that I would’ve recognized it for what it was.” a neighbor said.

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The county’s homicide rate is up in 2019, compared to las tyear.

“Right now both Baltimore City and Baltimore County are experiencing an elevation of some types of crime and our homicide rate is one of those.” Peach said.

An unsettling statistic for many who live in the neighborhood.

“Definitely want to move at some point and now I’m thinking it’s definitely not what it used to be.” a neighbor said.

Police are still looking for the shooter and are asking for surveillance footage from homes and nearby businesses.

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Anyone with information is asked to call Baltimore County police at 410-307-2020.