A man was shot shortly before 3 p.m. in the Brooklyn Homes, police said in a statement Wednesday afternoon. The incident was in a building off in the 900 block of Herndon Court, police said.

The man was shot in the chest and is in "grave condition," said Anthony Guglielmi, a police spokesman. The homicide unit is on standby, he said.

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Police have detained two people for questioning who were on the scene, he said, and appeared to be trying to leave the house.

The victim's age is not yet know, Guglielmi said.

The man was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, a fire spokesman said.

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