Two Injured in Shooting at Bowie State University

On Saturday night, two teenagers were injured in a shooting during homecoming festivities at Bowie State University.

School officials said Bowie State University police first received reports of shots fired around 11:45 p.m.

The gunshot victims were two 19-year-old males, neither were students. They were found with gunshot wounds at Bowie’s Center for Business and Graduate Studies and taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, Maryland State Police Superintendent Col. Roland Butler said at a news conference Sunday.

Police said that a firearm was recovered from the scene and that they believed there was more than one shooter.

“We also believe this shooting was an isolated incident,” Butler said. “Again, there is no threat to the public at this time.”

Baltimore police are still searching for the two suspects responsible.

The shooting comes just days after five people were shot at another Maryland HBCU, Morgan State University during its homecoming week. Bowie State officials said they enhanced security after the shooting at Morgan State, and invited its students to Bowie for homecoming after theirs were canceled.

Police said they believe the shooting at Bowie State to be unrelated to the shooting at Morgan State.

“There was much joy for the celebrations. We had a wonderful turnout at the game and across this campus,” Bowie State President Aminta Breaux said of the events that preceded the shooting. “Our campus community is very much a peaceful community, so this is not normal for Bowie State University.”

Breaux said all classes are canceled Monday and the university will be providing students with 24-hour counseling services.

Maryland State Police said no arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call the Bowie State Police tips line at 301-860-4688.

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