Shooting at Nationals-Padres stadium sees game suspended
The Washington Nationals-San Diego Padres game was suspended Saturday after a shooting outside Nationals Park.
Saturday's Washington Nationals-San Diego Padres game was suspended in the sixth inning after a shooting occurred just outside the stadium.
Two people shot near Nationals-Padres
Washington, D.C.'s Metropolitan Police Department said on Twitter that two people were shot on South Capitol Street, which runs behind the third-base line of Nationals Park, and about 15 minutes later said two additional victims had also sought treatment for gunshot wounds.
Police said there was no "ongoing threat" after the initial incident.
As the Nationals walked off the field after recording the final out in the top of the sixth, a series of loud reports could be heard inside Nationals Park.
Videos posted to social media showed people scrambling for cover inside the stadium, and both teams left the dugouts to return to their clubhouses.
MPD is responding to a shooting in the 1500 block of South Capitol Street, SW, in which two people where shot outside of Nationals Park. This is currently an active investigation and it appears there is no ongoing threat at this time.— DC Police Department (@DCPoliceDept) July 18, 2021
Some players were seen coming back out to the field and leading family members to safety inside the clubhouses.
The Nationals initially put a message on the stadium video board asking fans to remain inside the ballpark, and announced about 40 minutes later that the game had been suspended "due to an incident surrounding Nationals Park."
The game will resume in the bottom of the sixth inning at 1:05 p.m. local time Sunday, with the regularly scheduled game to follow.
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