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Morgan State University shooting: Baltimore police confirm multiple victims after active shooter situation on college campus


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.

Police officials confirmed that the incident is no longer being treated as an active shooter situation, but are still asking everyone to remain in place.

Kevin Cartwright, director of communications for the Baltimore City Fire Department, told CNN.

Footage from CNN affiliate WJZ shows several emergency response vehicles surrounding the taped-off student 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. Concerned family members of the students have also been asked 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 are 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.

This is a developing story and will be updated.

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