An active-duty Marine was killed in the line of fire before being deployed.
The 26-year-old Marine was shot in a Baltimore nightclub at about 3:15 a.m. while partying with a few fellow Marines, police said. They were celebrating their deployment to Afghanistan.
The club is located near a street known as The Block, which is home to a string of strip joints.
Police said there was a fight inside the club and the Marine was shot to death on the dance floor. His name has not been released, but police said he was from New Orleans.
So far, no suspects have been identified.
This isn’t the first deadly incident involving military in Baltimore. At least three have been slain in the city this year.