By Deborah Bailey, Ed.D
Bowie State University Police received report of shots fired at approximately 11:45 p.m. on Oct.7 in the area of Henry Circle near the Center for Business and Graduate Studies. Two individuals were reported as injured and taken to the hospital. Their identity and condition are unknown at this time.
The matter is under investigation by Prince George’s County Police Department.
Maryland State Police have confirmed that the two victims, both male, age 19, are not students of at the university. The students were shot in front of the Center for Business and Graduate Studies, according to a Maryland State Police alert issued Oct. 8. The campus held its homecoming football game on Saturday.
University officials met shortly after the pre-homecoming shooting at Morgan State University in Baltimore to advance security and prepare for the possibility of disruption. An increased presence of armed and unarmed officers were on campus during the Homecoming festivities and enhanced lighting was installed across campus.
The campus sent an alert message to all members of the campus community late last night issuing a shelter in place order that was lifted early this morning. It is not known at this time if the shooter has been apprehended.