By AFRO Staff

Multiple people have been shot on the campus of Morgan State University, a historically Black college in Northeast Baltimore. The Baltimore Police Department (BPD) confirmed the shooting at 10:01 p.m.

“BPD is on the scene of an active shooter situation in the 1700 block of Argonne Drive,” law enforcement officials announced from their official Twitter page. “We’re asking everyone to shelter in place and avoid the area.” 

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Morgan State University Press Conference October 4, 2023
Photo credit: Ariyana Griffin, AFRO Intern from Morgan State University

“BPD is confirming there are multiple victims involved,” read another tweet from the department. 

Police are asking concerned family members to “avoid the campus area. They may report to the Safeway parking lot at 4401 Harford Road. A BPD officer will be available at that location.”

Morgan State University issued a warning late Tuesday night via the website, asking all to “please stay clear of the area surrounding Thurgood Marshall Hall and the Murphy Fine Arts Center,” because “an active investigation is currently underway related to a report of shots being fired on or near campus.”

A message was also sent to students and members of the Morgan community who signed up for alerts stating that university officials were “issuing a Shelter-in-Place order.” 

Ariyana Griffin live with Northeast Baltimore Resident Wayne Cole

The alert instructed all people on the campus to  “please go indoors or find the nearest shelter,” while those off campus were asked to “avoid coming to the campus until further notice.”

Photo credit: Ariyana Griffin, AFRO Intern from Morgan State University

BPD announced shortly before midnight that the situation no longer involved an active shooter. The Shelter-in-Place order on campus has been lifted.

This is a developing story.