TOWSON, Maryland (WJZ) – Baltimore County Police are investigating a triple shooting at Towson University that left a student and two others injured on Saturday night.
All three victims are adults and are expected to be well after being treated in hospitals in the area.
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The detectives are now working to find out who pulled the trigger.
Police say it all stems from an unauthorized gathering here on campus.
Videos posted on social media show a large group of people gathered in Liberty Square overnight near the university buildings.
This is an area where students say many hang around throughout the day.
The shoot got a lot of students on edge.
“People are like, ‘Damn, this is the first weekend,’” student Gabriel Donahue said.
Student Kai Maclang agrees: “It’s very shocking. Talking to some people, they are certainly also scared, just as much as I am. You know, it could have been any of us. We could have arrived at the wrong time.
Baltimore County Police said this happened at the center of the Freedom Square campus at 2 a.m., where a large rally took place.
Social media video posted to YouTube of what appeared to be just before gunshots rang out showing hundreds of people crowded into the square.
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“It wasn’t actually a university sanctioned or approved event,” said Sean Welsh, acting vice president for communications.
Officers said they found a female student and two other victims who are not students injured at the scene.
“We are committed to ensuring the safety of all of our residents, including those in our university communities. This act of violence on one of our college campuses is extremely disturbing, ”Baltimore County Director Johnny Olszewski said in a statement.
Baltimore County Police Chief Melissa Hyatt said: “At the moment we believe this is an isolated incident.”
While police said there was no active threat to the college campus community, students like Maclang said this was not how they imagined themselves starting the new school year.
“A lot of people like to gather here. Like, sometimes I come here with my friends just to hang out, and just to know that something like that would happen, you know, where I’d be just having lunch or dinner or whatever. You know, I could have been one of the students. It’s a little scary, ”Maclang said.
Towson University provides counseling and support services to students, faculty and staff.
Baltimore County Police are conducting this investigation and are asking everyone to avoid the area while they conduct the investigation.
If anyone has any information that could help detectives in the case, they are urged to call the police at 410-307-2020.
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