Four Shot Outside Nationals Stadium in Washington

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U.S.|Four Shot Outside Nationals Stadium successful Washington

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Fans poured retired of the stadium successful a country of fearfulness and disorder and a crippled betwixt the Nationals and the Padres was halted successful the sixth inning.

Fans took screen  successful  the Washington Nationals’ dugout aft  reports of a shooting extracurricular  the stadium.
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July 17, 2021, 10:25 p.m. ET

Four radical were changeable extracurricular of Nationals Park successful Washington connected Saturday nighttime during a shot crippled betwixt the Washington Nationals and the San Diego Padres, the constabulary said, prompting fans to determination retired of the stands and players to scramble relatives to information successful a country of fearfulness and confusion.

The constabulary said they were investigating the shooting and that determination appeared to beryllium nary ongoing threat. The constabulary did not instantly supply accusation astir the conditions of the victims, but said that 2 had walked into hospitals for treatment.

The Nationals said successful a connection connected Twitter that fans were encouraged to permission the ballpark done the halfway tract and close tract gates.

The crippled was halted successful the mediate of the sixth inning, with the Padres leading, 8-4. Team officials said the crippled would resume connected Sunday afternoon, and the teams would play their regularly scheduled crippled afterward connected Sunday.

“A shooting has been reported extracurricular of the Third Base Gate astatine Nationals Park,” the Nationals said.

“We’re moving with instrumentality enforcement to supply much accusation arsenic soon arsenic it becomes available,” the squad said.

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Fans astatine the crippled heard what sounded similar gunshots betwixt innings, coming from the 3rd basal broadside of the stadium. Many were initially confused, and the players near the field. Many fans started trying to leave.

An announcement connected the stadium loudspeaker said: “Please stay calm and stay wrong the stadium.”

When fans were allowed to leave, crowds poured retired of the stadium.

The metro level astatine the Navy Yard presumption was crowded with fans, arsenic it typically is aft a game, but the assemblage was quieter than usual, with galore radical sharing their recollections of what they had heard.

The transit constabulary urged fans to dispersed retired on the magnitude of the level to committee coming trains.

Amy Fiscus and David Waldstein contributed reporting.

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