BALTIMORE (WMAR) - While most students in Maryland were focusing on class Thursday, students at Morgan State University were forced to turn their attention to a shooting that shook their campus Wednesday evening.
X Assembly, a student-run organization at Morgan State University, organized a peace rally called State of Emergency.
According to their website, X Assembly aims to unite and elevate young people for the betterment of society.
The peace rally was organized in response to a shooting that sent a 19-year-old man to the hospital.
Baltimore City Police say that the victim remains hospitalized and in critical condition.
The gunman, who remains at large, shot the 19-year-old in the stomach in the University Student Center.
The victim and gunman were not students at Morgan State, but Police tell ABC2 News that the victim was visiting his cousin who plays football for the University.
One student at Morgan said that he felt safe despite the shooting incident, but Wednesday’s events caused a rash of disbelief, speculations, and unanswered questions across campus and on social media.
Organizers hope that this rally will help restore peace and unite students at Morgan.
Another student organization organized a prayer circle Thursday morning outside of the Fine Arts building.
Police are still investigating this shooting and hope to fill in the blanks that this shooting left behind.
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