Police in Durham Region have identified the man shot dead inside a home in Clarington on Monday afternoon.

Officers were called to a residence on the corner of Old Scugog Road and Concession Road 6, near the community of Hampton, at around 2:30 p.m.

Upon arrival, they found 29-year-old Cody James suffering from “obvious signs of trauma.”

Though he was rushed to a local hospital for treatment, police say he did not survive.

A number of officers descended on the area after the events in an effort to track down a suspect, but no arrests were made.

Two nearby schools were placed under hold and secure orders while police attended to the scene but were cleared by the end of the school day.

On Tuesday, police used a drone to scour a large area where the house is situated, surrounded by fields and a few neighbours.

“I know that we’ve had people from residences in the area that heard gunshots and contacted police as well,” Const. George Tudos told CTV News Toronto.

“It’s a very small, tight-knit community and I know that a lot of residents in that community were shocked to know what was happening as this incident unfolded.”

Police say they’re searching for two suspects, described only as black males.

“Right now it’s very limited. It’s limited to two males, two male black suspects that were seen in the vicinity of this incident,” Tudos said.

He did not say how the suspects fled or whether police were looking for a suspect vehicle in the case as well.

They're asking anyone with information about the incident or anyone who witnessed activity in the neighbourhood to call them or Crime Stoppers.

This is the region’s ninth homicide of 2018.

With files from CTV News Toronto's Sean Leathong