Coleman said the victim of Wednesday's shooting was found outside the student center, but offered no further details about why he had been on campus.

Anthony Belton, a junior studying architecture, said he was relieved to find that the shooting was not a random attack. "Otherwise, our sense of safety would be purely limited."

He said he's never felt that the campus was unsafe but is concerned about crime in nearby neighborhoods. Several times a week last year, he said, the university sent out emails alerting students of armed robberies.

"You're never certain who goes here, or who doesn't go here," Brock, the freshman civil engineering student, said. "Anyone can walk into the Morgan bookstore, buy a Morgan hoodie and be on Morgan's campus."

Baltimore City Councilman Robert Curran, who represents the area, went to Morgan's campus after the shooting and met with university President David Wilson and other officials.

"My concern is we have issues with folks coming onto the campus to bring this type of violence," Curran said. "I don't want to see violence from the neighborhoods spill into the school."

Baltimore Sun reporter Luke Broadwater contributed to this article.

  • Text NEWS to 70701 to get Baltimore Sun local news text alerts