An 18-year-old student has suffered non-life-threatening injuries in a campus shooting incident during homecoming on Saturday, Morgan State University officials confirm.
The Student Was Transported to an Area Hospital in a Stable and Conscious Condition
Baltimore Police stated that officers responded to the 2300 block of Argonne Drive just before 7 p.m. for a shooting. They found a young male with a gunshot wound to his chest. He was taken to a nearby area hospital in a conscious and stable condition.
The BPD officers blocked the entrance to the Montebello Complex on the south campus Saturday and are conducting a thorough investigation with help from the Morgan State Police.
The Area Is Now Safe, Morgan State Officials Say
Following the incident, Morgan State officials released a statement that confirmed the area is now safe and without any active threats.
However, the campus community is urged to stay clear of the incident area at this time, as police activity is in progress.
The incident caused an upset among students and alumni who were attending the festivities. They said this was not the way they wanted to end this day of celebration.
The latest incident will not improve national college campus safety statistics. Sadly, this is not an isolated incident, as this student is just one of the 7,957 children and teens shot each year in the US.