ESSEX, Md. (WJZ) — Baltimore County Police are investigating after an 18-year-old was shot in Essex on Thursday night.

Officials say that the victim was walking in the area of Holcumb Court just before 9 p.m. when he was shot in the lower body. The victim was transported to an area hospital where he was treated and released.

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Investigators are asking neighbors to check any exterior cameras and to contact police with any information.

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Anyone who has any additional information can contact detectives from the Baltimore County Police Violent Crimes Unit by calling 410-307-2020.

Anonymous tips can be sent to Metro Crime Stoppers by calling 1-866-7LOCKUP, online or via mobile app.

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There is a reward offered for any information that leads to an arrest.