Nationals-Padres game suspended after four wounded in shooting outside Nationals Park in Washington D.C.

Written by on July 18, 2021

Saturday evening’s recreation between the San Diego Padres and Washington Nationals was suspended after a capturing exterior Nationals Park, the workforce introduced. 

The capturing occurred exterior the third base gate, the workforce and D.C. Metro Police mentioned, halting play within the sixth inning and resulting in moments of panic inside and outdoors the stadium. 

4 individuals have been wounded within the capturing, based on the MPD, and gunshots have been audible from inside Nationals Park, sowing confusion amongst followers, gamers and stadium staff. 

After the gunshots rang out, gamers from the Padres summoned members of the family into their dugout to shelter within the stadium’s lowest degree. The capturing additionally prompted followers to take cowl throughout the stadium, based on a number of eyewitness accounts posted to social media. 

D.C. police reported the capturing occurred at N Avenue and South Capitol Avenue Southeast, exterior the left subject nook of the stadium. Moments after the capturing, a public-address announcement urged followers to remain within the ballpark, as many fled the stadium, unclear of the gunshots’ origin.

Shortly thereafter, message boards and bulletins throughout the stadium requested followers to depart by the middle subject gates. 

Two gunshot victims have been positioned and handled on the scene, MPD spokesman Dustin Sternbeck instructed USA TODAY Sports activities. A short while later, Sternbeck mentioned, two further victims walked into an space hospital with gunshot wounds. 

The sport, which the Padres lead 8-4, shall be resumed Sunday at 1:05 p.m., earlier than the scheduled finale of the groups’ three-game sequence.

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