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Morgan State University shooting suspect still at large after SWAT officers clear campus building

Authorities have not yet located a suspect or suspects responsible for a shooting at a homecoming week celebration at Morgan State University in Baltimore Tuesday that left five students wounded.

Baltimore Police Department Commissioner Rich Worley said SWAT officers responded to the school’s campus after a shooting around 9:25 p.m. left five people wounded. It prompted an hours-long lockdown of the school.

The SWAT officers searched a building where the suspected shooter was believed to be hiding but ultimately cleared it without finding anyone. The shelter-in-place order was lifted around 12:30 a.m. As of early Wednesday morning, no arrests have been made.

The five victims included four men and one woman, between the ages of 18 and 22. Their conditions were not immediately known but Worley told reporters early Wednesday that their injuries were not life-threatening. Morgan State Police Chief Lance Hatcher confirmed four of the victims are students at the historically Black college.

The university has about 9,000 students. It was founded in 1867 as the Centenary Biblical Institute with an initial mission of training men for ministry, according to its website. It moved to Baltimore in 1917.

Fox News’ Sarah Rumpf-Whitten and Elizabeth Pritchett, and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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