Three people were shot outside Nationals Park during the game between the Washington Nationals and the San Diego Padres on Saturday night, according to USA Today. The gunshots were audible from within the stadium, which caused mass chaos and confusion.
The shooting occurred outside of the Third Base Gate at Nationals Park, in the 1500 block of South Capitol Street, SW. The gunshots were audible from within the stadium. Even with all the cheering, at least six shots were heard.
🙏 You can hear gunshots outside Nationals Park in DC tonight as the #Nationals walk off the field in the 6th— Jeff Skversky (@JeffSkversky) July 18, 2021
According to police 2 people were shot outside the stadium
The Nats / Padres game has been suspended
D.C. Metro Police said three people were wounded outside the stadium. After the shots rang out, the announcer told everyone to "remain calm" as the "incident has been reported to be outside the stadium."
Craziness at Nats Park tonight. What sounded like gunshots rang through the park. The teams stayed in their dugouts and fans were told to get down between the seats until the PA announcer said the incident was reported to be outside the stadium. pic.twitter.com/EJfY4T4Hm3— Jim Puzzanghera (@JimPuzzanghera) July 18, 2021
No one listened to the announcer as everyone panic ran out of the stadium, unsure of what was unfolding.
NATS PARK - GUNSHOTS ARE OUTSIDE THE PARK - STAY INSIDE THE STADIUM. pic.twitter.com/hASAlpWeji— Jennifer O'Neil (@Jennifer_Emmi) July 18, 2021
More scenes of people scattering like ants. ...