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18-year-old Morgan State student shot on campus homecoming weekend

Posted at 1:02 PM, Oct 24, 2021

BALTIMORE — A Morgan State University student that was shot on campus this homecoming weekend has been released from the hospital.

"There was a lot of people out so I know it was a lot of chaos," said freshman Angel Wiggins.

It happened Saturday evening near the Montebello Complex off Argonne Drive, during celebrations after the homecoming football game.

An 18-year-old student sustained non life threatening injuries and university officials said they are expected to make a full recovery.

"We’re really praying for his safety. His family is in our prayers because that’s your child. You sent your child to go to school to get an education, not to get shot," said freshman Irica Grigsby. "We’re freshman on the campus. This is a new area, new environment, new people so the fact they're shooting on our actual campus was actually very scary."

The shooting during such a high profile weekend has raised questions for some students.

"It’s an open campus so anyone can come on and do whatever, and I feel as though it should be gated off for our safety," said freshman Zoie Wiggins.

"I believe they are doing the best they can, but when it's hundreds of people, thousands, you can’t really control it. No one is getting checked or anything which... it could have definitely been avoided," said junior Jay Johnson.

University officials said the shooting is being investigated by Baltimore Police as an isolated incident and not a random occurrence.

The schools' president spoke with the students parent, and met with Mayor Brandon Scott and Police Commissioner Michael Harrison after the incident.

Given the seriousness of the incident which occurred on our campus, let me reiterate that our University is built on core values and Morgan does not waver from its six core values of leadership, integrity, innovation, diversity, excellence and respect... There is no place on this campus for violence. I can assure you that if you are not in alignment with these core values, we will not hesitate to send you home. Morgan is about growing the future and leading the world," said President David Wilson in a statement to the community.

The University Counseling Center is available for students for counseling and support by calling 800-422-0009 or 443-885-3130.