Victim in Morgan State shooting is a football player

Gun recovered; Person of interest in custody

BALTIMORE (WMAR) - Just before 1 p.m., students at Morgan State University were advised to stay indoors and away from windows.

It was because of the shooting of a university football player on or near the campus.

Police say a person of interest is in custody, and the gun has been recovered.

The following message was posted on the university's website following the incident:

"UNIVERSITY LOCKDOWN: An emergency condition exists, stand by for information and remain indoors. Police action and investigation in progress."

University officials say students were also notified of the incident via text alerts.

ABC2's Brian Kuebler says a freshman on campus says he was awakened by five or six shots, looked out the window and saw a person shot in the leg. Witnesses at the scene said the victim was wearing a Morgan State football jacket. Investigators later confirmed the victim to be a member of the football team.

At 1:50 p.m., the university's police department posted the following tweet:

"All clear except for Blount Towers. Police still on scene at Blount Towers. Cooperate with police officials."

The Baltimore Police Department is handling the criminal investigation.

Friday's shooting makes the second reported at Morgan State University this year. » MORE

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