Unidentified man killed by gunshot on north side

An unidentified man was shot and killed early yesterday in North Baltimore, police said.

The homicide was the city's 275th this year, police said.

Police who responded to a report of a shooting about 12:15 a.m. in the 3100 block of Ellerslie Ave. and found the man lying in the street with a gunshot wound to his upper chest, said Officer Nicole Monroe, a police spokeswoman.

The man was taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 12:39 a.m., Monroe said. Detectives are awaiting fingerprint test results to confirm the victim's identity.

Port Discovery to hold New Year's Eve event

Port Discovery will hold a New Year's Eve countdown for children tomorrow beginning at 10 a.m.

Maryland Public Television's Bob The Vid-Tech and Charm City Revival will perform at the event, and a countdown to 2005 will start just before noon.

The party is free to the public but does not include museum admission, which is $11 for adults, $8.50 for children ages 3 to 12 and free for children younger than age 3. Port Discovery is at 35 Market Place.

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