(Photos Courtesy of Office of Morgan State University)

By AFRO Staff

Students, staff and alumni flooded the campus of Morgan State University for a weekend of homecoming festivities that was unfortunately interrupted by a shooting that left one student injured. 

On Oct. 23, at 7 p.m., the university reported in a tweet, a student was injured near the Montebello Complex on south campus and was immediately taken to the hospital. Baltimore police worked with Morgan police to secure the campus and investigate the shooting. 

A later report revealed that the student was an 18-year-old who was shot in the chest. 

In a statement released on the following day, Oct. 24, Morgan State University President David Wilson said “I also had an opportunity to check on our student and to speak with his parent. It is a conversation that I will never be comfortable having, but it was important to convey our concern and support for this member of our Morgan family and his loved ones during this difficult time. I’m pleased to report that our student is anticipated to make a full recovery and is expected to be released from the hospital today.” 

Dr. Wilson touched on the six core values of the university: leadership, integrity, innovation, diversity, excellence, emphasizing the last, respect. “There is no place on this campus for violence. I can assure you that if you are not in alignment with these core values, we will not hesitate to send you home. Morgan is about growing the future and leading the world. The last act that occurred during Homecoming Week is simply not in alignment with who we are.”

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