The Baltimore Police Department has confirmed that there is a shooting situation near Morgan State University on Tuesday, October 3rd.
Baltimore police responded to an active shooter situation involving multiple victims at Morgan State University Tuesday night, the department confirmed to CNN.
According to a post by the university on X, officials have confirmed that the incident is no longer considered an active shooter situation.
Kevin Cartwright, director of communications for the Baltimore City Fire Department, told CNN.
Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott was on the scene at the university early Wednesday morning as law enforcement and school officials dealt with the ongoing investigation, he posted on X.
Footage from CNN affiliate WJZ shows several emergency response vehicles surrounding the taped-off dormitory building. The glass of one of the top floor windows of the building is broken.
Police and the university — a small HBCU in Northeast Baltimore — urged those on campus to stay put and avoid the area. They also asked the family members of the concerned students to avoid the campus area.
“Please stay away from the area around Thurgood Marshall Hall and the Murphy Fine Arts Center and dormitories,” the university said in a notice on its website. Police said they were responding to the 1700 block of Argonne Drive.
ATF Baltimore said its agents were assisting police in responding to the shooting.
Morgan State is a historically black university and has about 9,000 students enrolled in the fall of 2022. The shooting came at the start of Homecoming week as alumni and community members prepared to welcome alumni and community members to campus for celebratory events including a pep rally, gala and parade.
It falls just days before a candlelight vigil planned to honor members of the university who have died in the past year.