A shooting incident occurred at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland, during the institution’s homecoming week, leaving at least four people injured. The incident took place shortly before 10 p.m. on Tuesday, according to local law enforcement.
Baltimore Police spokesperson Vernon Davis confirmed the shooting, although the condition of the victims was not immediately known. As the news of the shooting broke, police issued a warning about an active shooter situation near the campus, specifically in the 1700 block of Argonne Drive.
By 11:45 p.m., the police announced that the active shooter threat had been neutralized, but they advised students to continue sheltering in place. The police department acknowledged multiple victims but did not provide a specific count.
Morgan State University, a historically black institution, urged people to avoid the vicinity of Thurgood Marshall Hall and the Murphy Fine Arts Center. Parents concerned about their children were asked to steer clear of the campus and instead gather at a nearby parking lot.
The incident occurred during the university’s homecoming week, a time of celebration leading up to a major football game scheduled for Saturday. Earlier in the day, the university had planned a coronation event to crown Mister and Miss Morgan State.
Reports suggest that the shooter may have fired from a dorm room. Images of a shattered seventh-floor window with a bullet hole in a freshman residence hall were shared by local media. It was unclear whether the shots were fired from inside the room or from outside.
Baltimore police, SWAT officers, and Bureau of Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) officers were seen entering the building and conducting a thorough search of the room with the shattered window. The Baltimore ATF office confirmed its involvement in the investigation.