Gunfire Erupts Outside Nationals Park During Washington-San Diego Baseball Game, Four People Injured
By Fox News // July 17, 2021
shooting happened outside of the Third Base Gate at Nationals Park
I’ve never seen what is happening at Nationals Park pic.twitter.com/PcRtZpA89i
— Dillard Barnhart (@BarnHasSpoken2) July 18, 2021
(FOX NEWS) – An MLB game between the Washington Nationals and San Diego Padres erupted into chaos Saturday night after gunshots rang out near Nationals Park in Washington, causing players and fans to flee for safety.
Videos of the incident quickly spread on social media with the Nationals’ Twitter account confirming gunshots outside the stadium. Players and fans could be seen running for cover.
“Something crazy going on at Nationals Park,” Boston Globe sportswriter Ben Volin tweeted. “Players just sprinted off the field and fans running from the stands.”
Four people outside the stadium were struck by gunfire, though none of the wounds appeared to be life-threatening, a D.C. Metropolitan Police Department source told Fox News.
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Hope everyone is safe at Nationals park. I heard a few loud bangs and then a mass exodus. View from my roof pic.twitter.com/MA1B7z83u2
— Jalen Drummond (@jalen_drummond) July 18, 2021
Literal gunshots outside Nationals Park as a pitcher gets checked for foreign substances
— MLB Foreign Substance Checks (@StickyCheck) July 18, 2021
— Jaime A. Varela (@jvarela42) July 18, 2021