Fans at a Washington Nationals baseball game ran to take cover Saturday night after four people were shot outside the stadium’s third base gate.
There was a game in progress when the gunshots rang out. As the Nationals players were walking off the field, several gunshots can be heard ringing out in rapid succession.
Two of the victims were found outside the stadium on the third base side, and two more victims walked into area hospitals for treatment of gunshot wounds connected to the incident, DC police said at 10:16pm.
Police in the infancy stages of the investigation at this time. They said ‘it appears there is no ongoing threat at this time’ but are warning people not to any drastic actions.
Anyone with info is asked to call 202-727-9099 or text 50411.
Fans pour out onto the field after hearing gunshots outside the stadium
Fans jump into a camera well after hearing gunfire from outside the stadium, during a baseball game between the San Diego Padres and the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park in Washington
Fans were being told to exit Nationals park through the centerfield and rightfield exits. The shooting happened outside the third base gate, according to police
There’s a heavy police presence in the area around the stadium
DC Police and other law enforcement agencies are on scene of a shooting outside of Nationals park in DC.
There’s no update on the victims’ conditions or details surrounding the shooting, which happened around 10pm in the 1500 block of South Capitol Street, Southwest, DC police said.
The Nationals were in the sixth inning in a game against the San Diego Padres. The game has officially been suspended.
Jennifer Jacobs, a senior White House reporter for Bloomberg News, was at the game and tweeted, ‘1st sign of trouble was when everyone in and around section 115 suddenly stood up, staring west toward main concourses. Word quickly spread about “gunshots.” The ballplayers headed off field.’
She also shared videos on Twitter showing fans and employees in a bar running for safety and toppling over tables to take cover.
Saturday night’s shooting outside the stadium happened 24 hours after a six-year-old Nyiah Courtney was killed and five adults were injured in a mass shooting less than a mile away near a Popeyes restaurant at the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X avenues.
Just hours before the shooting, Mayor Muriel Bowser and other D.C. and federal law enforcement officials held an emotional press conference about Friday’s shooting and talked about the sickening and senseless gun violence that took a first grader’s life.
During the press conference, DC Police Chief Robert J. Contee III said the gun violence must end.
‘We have the collective responsibly to ensure our children have a right to be safe from violence. So I’m asking all to stand together and say, “No more.”‘
To date, there are 101 homicides in Washington D.C., according to DC police crime stats, which exactly the same number of homicides as there were at this time last year.
DailyMail.com called DC police for more information.
The San Diego Padres’ Jurickson Profar #10 of the San Diego Padres runs off the field with his family
Wil Myers #5 of the San Diego Padres looks for family after shots were fired outside of the stadium
Fans take cover in Washington Nationals dugout after an apparent shooting outside Nationals Park during a game between the Washington Nationals and the San Diego Padres