BALTIMORE - The blood of yet another battle tested marine stains the floor of another downtown nightclub.
Baltimore City Police say active marine Chase Love, set for deployment to Afghanistan was shot and killed on the dance floor of the Queen's Hookah Lounge on East Baltimore Street early Friday morning.
Detectives have yet to release details of the case, but say the New Orleans native was here visiting other marines and celebrating before their deployment.
All authorities know is a fight broke out and someone fired a shot hitting the 26 year old in the chest.
"This man was gunned down inside the club for no good reason and all of us should be angry about that," said Commissioner Fred Bealefeld.
Detectives have interviewed several witnesses but have yet to identify a person of interest.
Commissioner Bealefeld says this case will get solved.
"We're gonna work our tail off to find out who did this. We have witnesses and we're gonna work hard and bring this person to justice."
It is hardly the first such task for Baltimore city police.
Three marines were killed so far this year in Baltimore. In January, police investigated and arrested the three suspects they say stabbed Marine Darius Ray at a house party.
Then there was the very high profile murder of former Marine Tyrone Brown last month, gunned down by city officer Gahiji Tshamba .
This latest murder has police not just scrambling to find the gunman but looking at ways to keep clubs safer.
Both the commissioner and the mayor have talked about requiring clubs with certain sized crowds to have security. Urging club owners to help hold the line against guns and violence in Baltimore City.
"Right now we have the mayor, Fred Bealefeld and the cops saying don't bring guns to Baltimore, we need business owners and patrons to say don't be a jerk and bring your damned gun to the club," said Bealefeld.
A move the commissioner believes would have saved the life of a marine who spent his young life defending ours.
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