Howard County police are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred around 1:30 p.m. today, March 30, in the 9000 block of Stebbing Way in Laurel. Multiple callers reported hearing gunshots and seeing a male victim lying on the ground outside of an apartment complex. Police responded and located the victim with a gunshot wound to the torso. He was taken to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center where he was pronounced dead. He has not yet been identified.
A witness reported seeing someone running in the area, but it is unclear if that person was an involved party. A confirmed description is not available. Police are increasing patrols in the area on foot, on bikes, with K9, and in patrol vehicles. Anyone who has any information should call 911.