Updates to campus following an overnight shooting

September 4, 2021

President Schatzel and Vice President Hurte updated the Towson University community Saturday morning.

Sept. 4, 2 a.m. to 7 a.m.

Initial messages to the campus community about a shooting at an unsanctioned event at Freedom Square were sent via the Office of Public Safety via email and text alerts. Please take a moment to sign up for our public safety text alert service.

Sept. 4, 7 a.m.

The following update is being sent on behalf of Towson University President Kim Schatzel and Vice President of Student Affairs Vernon Hurte:

At approximately 2 a.m. on Saturday three people were shot while part of a group of people gathered in Freedom Square, a location in the academic part of TU’s campus. None of the injuries were life-threatening. 

Towson University's Office of Public Safety continues to work closely with Baltimore County Police as the investigation into this incident continues and the victims identified. 
 
At this time, the scene is secure; however, we're encouraging everyone, including all students, to remain away from the academic part of campus as police activity is ongoing. 
 
As more information unfolds, we will provide updates through Towson University Communications and social media. Please take a moment today to sign up for our public safety text alert service.
 
Staff through the Division of Student Affairs, Counseling Center and Residence Life is on campus and providing support for our students and community. Counseling and support services are available through the TU Counseling Center at 410-704-2512. 
 
Thank you for supporting one another during this most difficult time. 
 
Sincerely,
Kim Schatzel, Ph.D.
President
 
Vernon Hurte, Ph.D.
Vice President for Student Affairs

Update: Sept. 4, 11 a.m.

The following update is being sent on behalf of Towson University's Office of Public Safety:

A Towson University student was injured during the overnight incident on campus. The female student was treated at an area hospital, is stable and is recovering alongside family. The other two individuals injured in the overnight incident are not affiliated with TU. 

Towson University's Office of Public Safety continues to work closely with Baltimore County Police to learn more as the investigation into this incident continues.

Sept. 4, 4:05 p.m.

The following update is being sent on behalf of Towson University's Office of Public Safety:
 
The scene of the overnight shooting at Towson University has been secured and cleared, and normal campus activities may resume. Towson University's Office of Public Safety continues to work closely with Baltimore County Police to learn more as the investigation into this incident continues. 

We will continue to provide updates to the TU community. Please take a moment today to sign up for our public safety text alert service.

Sept. 4, 6 p.m.

President Schatzel sent a message to campus reflecting on the shooting and providing updates to the community.