A number of folks have been shot on campus of Morgan State College in Baltimore, police say


Baltimore police respond to a shooting at Morgan State University, Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2023, in Baltimore.
Baltimore police reply to a taking pictures at Morgan State College, Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2023, in Baltimore. Jerry Jackson/The Baltimore Solar by way of AP

BALTIMORE (AP) — A number of folks had been shot at Morgan State College in Baltimore on Tuesday, police mentioned.

The Baltimore Police Division mentioned officers had been on the scene for an “energetic shooter scenario” on the campus of the traditionally Black college. The handle given for the taking pictures appeared to match a residential constructing.

“We’re asking everybody to shelter in place and keep away from the world,” police mentioned on X, the platform previously often called Twitter.

Police spokesperson Vernon Davis advised the Baltimore Banner that a minimum of 4 folks had been shot. Their circumstances weren’t instantly identified.

Police spokesperson Amanda Krotki additionally mentioned “a number of victims” had been shot.

Metropolis Council member Odette Ramos mentioned on X that college students and employees had been ordered to shelter in place.

On the scene Tuesday evening, officers had been blocking the south entrance to campus close to dorm buildings whereas a police helicopter circled overhead.

Ish Sargent, 20, who lives close by, mentioned she and her pals got here exterior once they heard the helicopter. They didn’t hear gunshots. Sargent mentioned she doesn’t normally fear about gun violence within the space.

“At a college although, that’s loopy,” she mentioned. “Individuals simply out right here taking pictures.”

The college reported an enrollment of greater than 9,000 college students as of late 2022 and mentioned it’s rising.

The taking pictures occurred amid every week of actions forward of the varsity’s homecoming recreation on Saturday. The coronation of Mister & Miss Morgan State was scheduled for Tuesday evening on the Murphy Nice Arts Middle, one of many areas the varsity urged folks to keep away from after the taking pictures.