A campus wide lockdown was issued and a suspect taken into custody following a shooting at Morgan State University in northeast Baltimore Nov. 30.
Numerous reports indicated a man was shot at around 1 p.m. Students and faculty were notified of the incident via a campus alert system which sent a text message to subscribers and posted a message on the school’s website advising everyone to remain indoors due to an emergency condition.
An update at 1:36 p.m. which appeared shortly after media reports of the shooting, stated that “police action and investigation are in progress.”
Baltimore Police spokesperson Anthony Guglielmi told WBAL radio that a weapon and person of interest have been recovered. The victim suffered “non life-threatening injuries to the lower extremities,” he said.
Police are unclear exactly where the incident took place and are taking further
precautions by searching residence halls and buildings on the campus. Guglielmi said
Baltimore police will conduct an investigation and assist campus police as needed to
determine a motive for the shooting.
“There appears to be no threat to the student population,” he said. “The scene is pretty
At 1:52 p.m., an updated message on the school’s website announced an “all clear,”
except for one residence hall, Blount Towers.
Morgan State has not released an official statement regarding the incident.
In September, a man was shot inside the University’s student center. That victim was
not fatally wounded and the suspect fled the scene. Neither the victim nor the alleged
perpetrator who was later apprehended, was a student. The campus was placed on
lockdown and classes cancelled immediately following that incident.
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