09/12/2012 06:07 pm ET Updated Sep 12, 2012

Morgan State Shooting: Baltimore Police Confirm Violent Attack On Maryland Campus

Police in Maryland are investigating an alleged shooting incident on the Morgan State University campus in Baltimore, ABC 2 reports.

Reports indicate that it was initially unclear whether the attack -- which occurred shortly before 5:00 p.m. near the student center -- was a shooting or a stabbing, as a text message sent to students from the school suggested.

According to CBS Baltimore:

School officials sent out a text alert to Morgan students asking them to stay where they are and especially to avoid the student center.

The alert reads, “MSU Alert: Stabbing On Campus. Stay where you are. Stabbing on campus. Suspect at large. Emergency personnel responding! Avoid student center. Updates to follow.”

The station also reports that the altercation is believed to be the result of a botched robbery.

The Baltimore Police confirmed the shooting via Twitter:

The victim's identity and condition are unknown.