A man was found fatally shot in an alley in North Baltimore's Harwood neighborhood Friday morning, police said.

The body was found in the 300 block of Ilchester Ave. at around 6:55 a.m. after police received a 911 call for someone lying in the alley.

Police said they did not receive any emergency calls reporting gunfire in the area, but investigators believe the man was killed there after finding shell casings near the body. The victim was not immediately identified.

Hours later Friday morning, crime scene tape was stuffed into a garbage can near a red-tinged puddle of water. Spray painted on the side of a home a few feet away was the phrase, "Peace be upon you."

The killing occurred about six blocks east of the southern edge of Johns Hopkins University and just west of Greenmount Avenue.

Homicide detectives asked anyone with information call 410-396-2100.