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Morgan State homecoming soccer sport canceled after campus taking pictures

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The Morgan State Bears have canceled their homecoming soccer sport in opposition to Stony Brook on Saturday following the taking pictures that befell on campus Tuesday night. 

The taking pictures left 5 victims, 4 of whom are college students on the college, with non-life-threatening accidents. 

Morgan State College Police Chief Lance Hatcher speaks at a information convention after a taking pictures on campus, Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2023, in Baltimore. The taking pictures got here amid homecoming week celebrations and prompted an hours-long lockdown of the traditionally Black school. (AP Photograph/Julia Nikhinson)

“The Morgan State athletics division introduced at this time (Oct. 4) the Bears’ homecoming soccer sport vs. Stony Brook scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 7 has been canceled,” MSU Athletics communications mentioned.  

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Morgan State President David Okay. Wilson mentioned Wednesday that Saturday’s sport had been postponed together with the MSU thirty ninth Annual Homecoming Gala. 

“At the moment, we sadly discover ourselves navigating this tragic occasion throughout a time at which we ought to be celebrating our Nationwide Treasure throughout Homecoming,” Wilson wrote. “Please perceive that the security of our campus is of the utmost significance and our resolve in guaranteeing that we’ve a safe campus is paramount.”

Wilson mentioned it was the primary time that each one actions round homecoming have been both canceled or postponed, and it’s unclear whether or not the sport in opposition to Stony Brook might be rescheduled. 

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Morgan State quarterback Carson Baker thows a pass

Akron linebacker Antavious Fish closes in on Morgan State quarterback Carson Baker, Sept. 9, 2023. (Jeff Lange/USA At the moment Community)

Morgan State’s subsequent sport of the 2023 school soccer season might be in opposition to North Carolina Central on Oct. 19. 

All courses have additionally been canceled for the rest of the week. 

“We now have additionally determined to cancel all of our courses and actions for the rest of the week, and as an alternative, we’ll implement campus-wide programming geared towards the well-being of our college group,” Wilson mentioned in a Wednesday night video. 

As of Thursday morning, authorities had not made any arrests within the taking pictures that befell on MSU’s campus as college students, alumni and households had been celebrating homecoming festivities.

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Police block off Morgan State University entrance

Police block off the doorway to Morgan State College as they reply to a taking pictures Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2023, in Baltimore. (AP Photograph/Julia Nikhinson)

Baltimore police launched a video Wednesday evening the place 4 unidentified individuals described as individuals of curiosity in reference to the taking pictures will be seen strolling throughout a grassy space. The video then skips to a later time and three of the 4 individuals are seen strolling in the wrong way throughout the identical space. 

Fox Information’ Elizabeth Pritchett contributed to this report.

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