UPDATE: 10/4/23 10:20 am
A mass shooting at Morgan State University in Baltimore injured five people, four of them students, on Tuesday night. The injuries are said to not be life threatening. The victims range in age from 18 to 22 years old, The Baltimore Sun reported.
As of Wednesday morning, no suspect had been in custody. In searching the campus for the shooter, SWAT officers went door-to-door, and in one video shared by a local CBS news affiliate reporter, officers appear to use highly aggressive tactics in the search.
As one X user shared on social media, “When the shooter is at large I understand law enforcement having to secure scenes, but patting innocent students down and busting into rooms and treating innocent students like criminals is NOT the solution. These kids are now even more traumatized,” he wrote on the platform, formerly known as Twitter.
The user, who goes by @TerranceOmar, continued, “Also, look at the other mass shootings on PWI campuses just this year alone and compare those responses to what we are seeing from last night and you’ll see that law enforcement in this country continually mistreating innocent Black children. You cannot tell me they would’ve treated students at Harvard, Princeton, or Yale in the same situation in that manner.”
The shooting comes as Morgan State students began celebrating the school’s homecoming events, with the coronation of Mister and Miss Morgan State taking place that night, according to The Baltimore Sun.
Class were canceled Wednesday, and the suspect remains at-large.
Original story 10/3/23:
Student and staff ordered to shelter in place on Tuesday after police reported a mass shooting event at Morgan State University.
Police say that at least four people were shot at the HBCU. As of Tuesday night, the conditions of the victims were unknown and it was an “active shooter situation.”
The shooting is said to have occurred near the Thurgood Marshall Apartments near the Northeast District Police Station, according to the Baltimore Sun.
The university tweeted that people should “stay clear of the area surrounding Thurgood Marshall Hall and the Murphy Fine Arts Center and shelter in place.”
This is a breaking story and will be updated.