Police Offer Reward In McDaniel College Shooting

WESTMINSTER, Md. (WJZ) — Scare on campus. McDaniel College went into lockdown after gunshots were fired into a dormitory early Sunday morning. Now police are offering a reward in the case.

Meghan McCorkell has the latest on the investigation.

No one was injured by those gunshots. Now police are stepping up their search for the gunman.

Just before 3 a.m. Sunday, a fight nearly broke out between a group of McDaniel College students and four men near campus. When one man flashed a handgun, the students took off into Whiteford Hall. Moments later, gunshots were fired through the lobby window.

“I mean, there’s always kids sitting in the lobby so that’s the first thing I thought, was what time did this happen? Were kids still out there and if anyone got hurt,” said freshman Khael Bellony.

“At least it wasn’t any more malicious. I think it could have been a lot worse and we should be thankful for that,” said junior Alexa Schreier.

The entire campus was placed on lockdown for about three hours as police searched for the suspects. Multiple campus alerts also went out to students.

“I woke up and I had six text messages and six voicemails letting me know what happened and how it happened,” said junior Daniel Valentin-Morales.

A reward is now being offered for information.

“It’s just an attempt to try and prompt some people to come forward with some information because we don’t have a whole lot to go on as to the identity of the people responsible,” said a police official.

The lobby of Whiteford Hall has been repaired and reopened to students.

The college has made counselors available for students.

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