Maricopa County deputies found a man dead in west Buckeye Monday and they are searching for a shooter.

MCSO was called to a scene near Buckeye Road and 371st Avenue in response to a shooting. According to sheriff's officials, it appears the shooting took place well before 1 p.m., when the sheriff's office received the call.

Medical personnel pronounced the man dead at the scene.

While the suspect is outstanding, an MCSO spokesperson said investigators are in touch with witnesses.

The sheriff's office is treating the shooting as a homicide.