‘It was so scary,’ says student who saw SWAT, police on campus
Imani Jackson and her friend were at a coronation event tonight on the campus to celebrate the introduction of “Mr. and Mrs. Morgan State” to the college community, and as they left they saw a large police presence.
They didn’t hear any gunshots, but they saw around six police vehicles and a SWAT vehicle.
“It was so scary. We didn’t know what was going on. We were texting all our friends, like, ‘Are you OK?’” said Jackson, a student who is an intern at NBC affiliate WBAL of Baltimore.
“I’m terrified, especially this homecoming week,” Jackson told WBAL in an interview.
Jackson and her friend plan to gather with friends and stay inside until it’s safe and more is known.
At least 4 people injured
At least four people were shot tonight, a Baltimore police spokesperson said.
All have injuries not believed to be life-threatening, the spokesperson said.
1 person being treated at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
One person injured in tonight’s shooting is being treated at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, the hospital confirmed.
The patient has injuries not thought to be life-threatening.
Baltimore police have said there are multiple victims, but they have not have said how many.
Shooting happened days before homecoming
The shooting happened amid a week of activities ahead of the school’s homecoming game on Saturday.
The coronation of Mister & Miss Morgan State was scheduled for tonight at the Murphy Fine Arts Center, one of the areas the school urged people to avoid after the shooting.
Multiple people shot
Baltimore police said that multiple people have been shot at an address that appears close to Morgan State University and that they are investigating an “active shooter.”
More details were not immediately clear. Baltimore police said around 10 p.m. on the social media platform X that people should shelter in place.
More about Morgan State University
Morgan State University is an HBCU in a residential area in the Northeast section of Baltimore.
The school says it is among the nation’s most diverse historically Black colleges and universities and the largest in Maryland.
The Baltimore university was founded 1867 and had about 9,100 students in fall 2022, the four-year school said on its website.