An 18-year-old was fatally shot Thursday night in a residential neighborhood in Waldorf, Charles County sheriff's officials said.

Deputies were called to Holly Avenue near Spruce Street about 8:25 p.m. for a reported shooting, according to a posting on the sheriff's office Twitter account. There, deputies found a man dead from gunshot wounds.

Authorities identified the victim Friday as 18-year-old Cameron Townsend of Brandywine.

Police said a dark car was spotted fleeing the area after the shooting. No additional information about the shooting was released.