Baltimore police are seeking for the public’s assistance in identifying suspects in a shooting at Morgan State University on Tuesday night that injured five people.
Four unnamed people listed as persons of interest in connection with the shooting can be seen walking across a grassy area in a video released by the department Wednesday night. The camera then cuts to a later point in time, when three of the four people are seen walking in opposing directions across the same location. Further information about the video was not published, and a request from Fox News Digital to Baltimore police was not immediately returned.
As of Thursday morning, no arrests had been made in connection with the shooting that occurred on MSU’s campus as students, alumni, and family were celebrating homecoming.
During the shooting, four men and one woman between the ages of 18 and 22 were hit by gunfire. All five victims were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, four of them were MSU students.
The gunshot occurred around 9:25 p.m. Tuesday in the 1700 block of Argonne Drive and was quickly responded to by university police officers monitoring the campus, according to Baltimore Police Commissioner Richard Worley. The Baltimore Police Department also responded, first calling the incident an “active shooter situation” after discovering multiple damaged windows in the neighbourhood.
MSU issued a shelter-in-place order at 10:19 p.m., which was rescinded at 12:23 a.m. after Baltimore police confirmed that the event was “no longer considered an active shooter situation.”
The name of the destroyed structure was not given, but the gunfire occurred outdoors, according to authorities.
MSU President David Wilson stated in a news conference Wednesday morning that the crowning of Mister and Miss MSU inside the Murphy Fine Arts Center’s auditorium, which was almost full, drew a large crowd.
Wilson claimed that after the coronation, many people were heading to the student centre for more homecoming festivities when an “unfortunate situation erupted on campus.”
Following the shooting, Wilson quickly cancelled all classes on Wednesday but ultimately chose to cancel courses and practically all homecoming events for the rest of the week.
Saturday’s football game and the 39th Annual Homecoming Gala have been rescheduled until those responsible for the shooting are apprehended and brought to justice, according to a university notice.
Morgan State University is a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) with around 9,000 students. According to its website, it was founded in 1867 as the Centenary Biblical Institute with the initial purpose of preparing men for ministry.