New Orleans marine killed in Baltimore

BALTIMORE (AP) - Baltimore police say an active-duty Marine from New Orleans was shot to death in an after-hours club while out with fellow Marines celebrating their deployment to Afghanistan.

It happened around 3:15 a.m. Friday. Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi (goo-lee-EHL'-mee) says there was a fight inside the club, which is near a collection of downtown strip joints known as The Block. The Marine was shot to death on the dance floor.

The victim was 26 years old and Police aren't releasing his name until his relatives and the Pentagon are notified.

No gun was recovered, and police have no suspects. Guglielmi says homicide detectives are interviewing numerous witnesses.

The victim is at least the third current or former Marine to be slain in Baltimore this year.

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