Five people were injured in a shooting on the campus of Morgan State University in Baltimore on Tuesday evening, according to police.
The shooting occurred around 9:25 p.m. near the Thurgood Marshall Hall dormitory and the Murphy Fine Arts Center, which were hosting homecoming events at the time.
Baltimore Police Commissioner Richard Worley said that four of the victims are Morgan State students, while the fifth victim is a non-student. All five victims were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.
Worley said that the suspect is still at large and that police are searching for them. He also said that the shooting is not believed to be a random act of violence.
Morgan State University President David K. Wilson issued a statement following the shooting, expressing his condolences to the victims and their families. He also said that the university is working with police to investigate the shooting and to ensure the safety of its students and staff.
The shooting occurred during Morgan State University’s homecoming week, which is a time of celebration for the school and its alumni. The university had canceled its homecoming parade earlier in the day due to concerns about the weather, but other homecoming events were still scheduled to take place.
The shooting is the latest in a series of violent incidents on college campuses in the United States. In recent years, there have been shootings at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the University of California, Los Angeles, and Virginia Tech University.
The shooting at Morgan State University is a tragedy, and it is a reminder of the need to address gun violence in the United States. Colleges and universities should be safe places for students to learn and grow, and no one should have to fear for their safety while on campus.