BALTIMORE — A Morgan State University football player was shot Friday on campus and sustained non-life-threatening injuries, police said, and a person of interest was taken into custody while witnesses were brought in for questioning shortly afterward.
Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said the shooting happened around 1 p.m. Friday, near a residence hall at the university in Baltimore.
Campus police spokesman Jarrett Carter Sr., said the victim was a football player, but declined to identify him.
Police also recovered a semi-automatic handgun, Guglielmi said. No charges had been filed as of Friday afternoon.
A shooting at the campus’ student center in September also injured one person. The victim was not a Morgan State student, and authorities said at the time that the shooting was “not random.” A suspect was later arrested.
Carter said the university has increased security, and he underscored that campus police work closely with city police, who responded quickly on Friday.
“We’ve stepped up police presence around the campus, particularly in the vicinity of living quarters, so it’s something that, working together, we are sure that it works and it works well,” Carter said.
The university has an enrollment of about 6,000.