The game between the Nationals and Padres in Washington on Saturday night was suspended after a shooting outside the stadium.
The game was suspended midway through the sixth inning. It will resume at 1:05 PM Eastern Time on Sunday, followed by regularly scheduled games.
Reporters covering the game said on Twitter that they heard gunshots before the suspension. The fans quickly moved from their seats to the stadium exit. Other fans screened in the stands.
The live microphone of the MASN TV broadcast picked up audio that sounded like a lens.
The stadium public radio announcer told the sold-out crowd that there was something outside and stay in the park. The Nationals later announced that the shooting occurred outside the third base gate of the stadium.
According to reports, a shooting incident occurred outside the third base gate of the National Park.
Fans are encouraged to leave the stadium through the CF and RF gates at this time.
We are working with law enforcement agencies to provide more information as soon as possible.
-Washington Nationals (@Nationals) July 18, 2021
DC’s Metropolitan Police Tweet The official responded There are reports of a shooting in the SW 1500 block of South Capitol Street outside the stadium. Police said two people were shot dead, and two other people “connected” to the shooting went into the district hospital with gunshot wounds.
Video montage from the early days of Chaos:
Frightened Nationals fans cover up in reports that *sounds* shots at Nats Baseball Stadium. But the staff told us that the incident happened outside the stadium and they kept everyone inside. People hid behind the bar, pushed down the table and hid. pic.twitter.com/bCAP2V3qyu
— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) July 18, 2021
Padres players, including Fernando Tatis Jr. and Manny Machado, took the fans out of the stands and into the air-raid shelter and clubhouse for safety.
At Knuts Park, fans are walking out of the stadium.
Talking to a fan, he said that the audience in District 112-113 evaded when they heard gunfire, and everyone followed suit. Tatis and Machado opened the gate of the stadium and led the fans to the air-raid shelter. pic.twitter.com/HM70l0tgDQ
— Andrew King (@andrewcgolden) July 18, 2021