KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WOOD) — A man was killed in a shooting in Kalamazoo Tuesday, after which the suspect took off in his car, police say.

The shooting happened around 11:45 a.m. in the parking lot at Westchester Woods Apartments on Little Drive off of W KL Avenue, east of Drake Road.

A Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety spokesperson confirmed a 24-year-old man was pronounced dead the hospital. His name was not immediately released.

No suspects had been arrested as of Tuesday afternoon. Police said the the victim’s car, a white 2021 Kia K5 with Michigan license plate ESH 6869, was stolen after the shooting. Anyone with information is asked to call KDPS at 269.337.8120 or Silent Observer at 269.343.2100.

KDPS said the case is its first homicide of the year.

Apartment complex leasing agent Justin White was in his office when the shooting happened.

“I thought it was a car crash. I was busy working, so my mind wasn’t thinking about it. But it turned out to be a gunshot,” he said. “Pretty shocked for it to be this close; first time that’s happened.”

Taya MacKenzie, who lives nearby, said she heard sirens, so she went to her balcony to see what was happening.

“There was a good 25 to 30 police cars coming from both ways on KL and zooming into here…” MacKenzie said. “The amount of cop cars was surprising but I guess the situation itself, probably not. There’s been a good share of things in the surrounding area before, like shootings and stuff like that, but not every often.”

White agreed that while there have been shootings in the surrounding areas, there haven’t been any at the apartment complex.

“Tenants are great here. We don’t really have any issues, had very few complaints and definitely no shootings over here,” he said.

—News 8’s David Horak contributed to this report.