Thursday, 29 Jul 2021

Shooting outside of Washington Nationals baseball stadium

BREAKING: Fans at a Washington Nationals baseball game RAN to take cover SATURDAY NIGHT after four people WERE shot outside the stadium’s third base gate.

  • There were four people shot outside of the Washington Nationals stadium 
  • Two victims were found outside the stadium along the third base side and two more victims were found in area hospitals 
  • DC Police said there’s no ongoing threat at this time
  • There are no details about the shooting or the victims’ conditions
  • The Nationals and Padres were in the sixth inning when the gunshots rang out 

Fans at a Washington Nationals baseball game ran to take cover Saturday night after four people were shot outside the stadium’s third base gate. 

There was a game in progress when the gunshots rang out. 

Two of the victims were found outside the stadium on the third base side, and two more victims walked into area hospitals for treatment of gunshot wounds connected to the incident, DC police said at 10:16pm. 

Police in the infancy stages of the investigation at this time. They said ‘it appears there is no ongoing threat at this time’ but are warning people not to any drastic actions. 

Anyone with info is asked to call 202-727-9099 or text 50411. 

Fans pour out onto the field after hearing gunshots outside the stadium 

Fans jump into a camera well after hearing gunfire from outside the stadium, during a baseball game between the San Diego Padres and the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park in Washington

Fans were being told to exit Nationals park through the centerfield and rightfield exits. The shooting happened outside the third base gate, according to police

There’s a heavy police presence in the area around the stadium

DC Police and other law enforcement agencies are on scene of a shooting outside of Nationals park in DC. 

There’s no update on the victims’ conditions or details surrounding the shooting, which happened around 10pm in the 1500 block of South Capitol Street, Southwest, DC police said. 

The Nationals were in the sixth inning in a game against the San Diego Padres. The game has officially been suspended. 

Jennifer Jacobs, a senior White House reporter for Bloomberg News, was at the game and tweeted, ‘1st sign of trouble was when everyone in and around section 115 suddenly stood up, staring west toward main concourses. Word quickly spread about “gunshots.” The ballplayers headed off field.’ 

She also shared videos on Twitter showing fans and employees in a bar running for safety and toppling over tables to take cover. 

Fans are being encouraged to leave the park through the centerfield and rightfield gates. 

Saturday night’s shooting outside the stadium happened 24 hours after a six-year-old was killed and five adults were injured in a mass shooting less than a mile away near a Popeyes restaurant at the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X avenues.

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