Shooting outside the national park injures 4 people and freaks out the stands
A shootout outside Nationals Park in southeastern DC on Saturday night created a spooky atmosphere at the baseball stadium.
A shooting outside of Nationals Park in DC on Saturday night left 4 people injured and created a fearful atmosphere at the ballpark.
DC Police said two people were shot outside Nationals Park in the 1500 block of South Capitol Street in the southwest on Saturday night. Two other victims also went to the hospital. The team’s game against the San Diego Padres has been postponed until tomorrow due to the shootout.
MPD responds to a shooting in the 1500 block of South Capitol Street, SW, in which two people were shot outside the national park. This is currently an active investigation and it appears that there are no ongoing threats at this time.
– DC Police Department (@DCPoliceDept) July 18, 2021
Shots fired alarmed thousands of fans in the stands. OMPP’s Dan Friedell, who worked on the game in the press gallery, said “he’s never seen anything like it.”
Friedell reported that initially it was believed that the commotion was due to the incoming storms. But that perception quickly changed when tons of fans started heading for the releases.
“The next thing we know, we can see hundreds, maybe thousands of fans leave their seats behind the center field reliever pen and the San Diego Padres reliever pen and run for the exit. central field… It was very chaotic, ”Friedell said.
There are reports of an active shooter near Nationals Park in Washington DC
Fans hide under the seats
Helicopters are now flying over the stadium
– Dana DiPiazza (@danawbrz) July 18, 2021
Hope everyone is safe at Nationals Parks. I heard a few loud bangs and then a massive exodus. View from my roof pic.twitter.com/MA1B7z83u2
– Jalen Drummond (@jalen_drummond) July 18, 2021
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