Saturday’s baseball game between the Washington Nationals and San Diego Padres was postponed after shots rang out. At least three people were injured in the shooting outside National Park.
The shots were fired outside the third base gate during the sixth inning. D.C. Metro Police said that the gunshots could be heard throughout the park, causing temporary panic both inside and outside the park. Shortly after, a public-address announcement was made asking everyone to remain inside the ballpark before eventually asking fans to leave through the center gates.
A shooting has been reported outside of the Third Base Gate at Nationals Park.
Fans are encouraged to exit the ballpark via the CF and RF gates at this time.
We're working with law enforcement to provide more information as soon as it becomes available.
— Washington Nationals (@Nationals) July 18, 2021
It was initially reported that four people were brought to area hospitals for treatment; however, the total was later updated to three victims. All three of the victims suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
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
The game was postponed following the shooting and has been rescheduled to Sunday. The game will resume before Sunday’s scheduled game, which will begin immediately after the makeup game. The Padres were leading 8-4 before the game was stopped.
MPD said the investigation is still ongoing, but they do not believe that there is any additional threat at this time.
MPD is responding to a shooting in the 1500 block of South Capitol Street, SW, in which two people where shot outside of Nationals Park. This is currently an active investigation and it appears there is no ongoing threat at this time.
— DC Police Department (@DCPoliceDept) July 18, 2021