BALTIMORE (AP) — Five people were wounded, none critically, in a shooting that interrupted a homecoming week celebration at Morgan State University in Baltimore on Tuesday and prompted an hourslong lockdown of the historically Black college.
Students were told to shelter in place for about four hours, as police went room to room looking for suspects. Classes were canceled for Wednesday.
Police Commissioner Richard Worley said the five victims, four males and one female, are between the ages of 18 and 22. Their injuries were not life-threatening, he told reporters at a news conference early Wednesday.
Morgan State Police Chief Lance Hatcher said four of the victims are students at the university. No arrests were announced and police did not release information about a suspect or suspects.
The shooting happened shortly after an event to crown Mister & Miss Morgan State at the Murphy Fine Arts Center, as students were heading to a coronation ball.
Konnor Crowder, a sophomore from Baltimore, said he and his friends had been waiting for the ball to start when they saw people running across the campus.
“First I was wondering what they were running for, then I was wondering where we should go,” he said.
City Council member Ryan Dorsey said