Active Shooter Incident At Morgan State University Injures Five, Police Search For Suspects


(Photo Credit: Jacob Baumgart/ Patch)

BALTIMORE - Five individuals suffered non-life-threatening injuries late Tuesday night after gunfire rang out at Morgan State University, a historically black institution less than three miles from the Baltimore County border. The victims, all 18 to 22 years old, include four Morgan State students.

According to the Baltimore Police Department, university officers first reported hearing shots around 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Local police and federal agents swiftly converged on the scene, discovering multiple victims near Thurgood Marshall Hall and the Murphy Fine Arts Center.

Students sheltered in place for hours as police scoured the campus for suspects. The lockdown was lifted early Wednesday morning, with classes canceled for the remainder of the day.


Baltimore Police Commissioner Richard Worley said that the shooting is believed to have occurred outdoors, and as of now, no suspects have been identified.

"I send my prayers and thoughts to the students, staff, and faculty of this tragedy at the jewel called Morgan State University," said Ryan Coleman, president of the Randallstown NAACP. "I am tired of the violence crossing the border into Baltimore County. I am tired of leaders not taking accountability. Baltimore has a violence problem and a leadership problem. I implore the mayor to leverage all of the city agencies to bring an end to this violence."

As investigations continue, authorities urge anyone with information to contact Northeast District Shooting detectives at 410-396-2444.

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