During the 6th inning of the Washington Nationals game this evening, suddenly there was shooting heard outside the Third Base Gate. That caused the players to run off the field and fans to head toward the exits of Nationals Park in a panic. The incident occurred about 9:30 p.m. local time, and you could hear the shots during the game.
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
You can hear the gun shots outside Nats Park on the game broadcast.
— Scott Abraham (@Scott7news) July 18, 2021
Frightened fans weren’t sure what to do, and some tried to hide.
Frightened Nationals fans took cover at the report of what *sounded like* shots at Nats ballpark. But staff are telling us the incident was outside the stadium, and they’re keeping everyone inside. People hid behind bar, toppled tables to hide. pic.twitter.com/bCAP2V3qyu
— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) July 18, 2021
Four people were reportedly shot at the 1500 block of South Capitol Street, SW, then two more people subsequently showed up at the hospital for treatment from gunshot wounds, according to WJLA.
Breaking: Police confirm that 2 people were shot outside of Nationals Park in Washington, DC, causing the game to be suspended. There is no active threat at the scene. pic.twitter.com/aXbXvwlgdQ
— PM Breaking News (@PMBreakingNews) July 18, 2021
Police are investigating and don’t believe there is any further threat at this time.
The game was suspended and will be continued tomorrow, the Washington Nationals said in a released statement.
Tonight's game has been suspended due to an incident surrounding Nationals Park.
It will resume tomorrow, Sunday, July 18, at 1:05 PM ET. pic.twitter.com/PAGf0uYZ9Y
— Washington Nationals (@Nationals) July 18, 2021