Five people were injured in a shooting at Morgan State University in Baltimore on Tuesday night. The incident triggered an active shooter warning on campus, leading students and staff to shelter in place for several hours. Baltimore Police Commissioner Richard Worley stated that four males and one female, aged between 18 and 22, sustained non-life-threatening injuries. Four of the victims were students at Morgan State University. Police responded to the campus after hearing gunshots at approximately 9:25 p.m. local time. They discovered multiple shattered windows, prompting the active shooter warning and shelter-in-place order. The warning was lifted after two hours, but no arrests have been made, and the police have not released any details about suspects. Morgan State University President David Wilson announced the cancellation of all classes on Wednesday. Maryland Governor Wes Moore tweeted that his office is closely monitoring the situation and expressed gratitude for the heroic efforts of first responders. The shooting occurred during a busy week at the university, which was celebrating the coronation of Mister & Miss Morgan State University ahead of its homecoming game on Saturday.
According to data from the Gun Violence Archive, a total of 28,434 people have been injured in incidents of gun violence in the United States since the beginning of this year. Additionally, 14,447 people have lost their lives due to gun violence.