At least four people have been injured in a shooting outside of Washington Nationals Park in D.C. Saturday night, according to law enforcement.
The D.C. Metropolitan Police Department announced on Twitter that two people were shot in the 1500 block of South Capitol Street, SW.
"This is currently an active investigation and it appears there is no ongoing threat at this time,” the Department tweeted.
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
Two other people associated with the incident walked into area hospitals for treatment of gunshot wounds, police said later.
Saturday’s game was suspended in the bottom the sixth inning, the Nationals stated.
As a result of the shooting incident, tonight’s @Nationals game has been suspended.— DC Police Department (@DCPoliceDept) July 18, 2021
The team said on Twitter that the shooting was reported outside of the Third Base Gate. Fans were encouraged to leave the ballpark via the centerfield and right field gates.
“We're working with law enforcement to provide more information as soon as it becomes available,” the team said.
A shooting has been reported outside of the Third Base Gate at Nationals Park.— Washington Nationals (@Nationals) July 18, 2021
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.
The Nationals later said in a statement that the suspended game will resume at 1:05 p.m. EDT and be completed as a nine-inning regulation game.
After the suspended game, Sunday's regularly scheduled game will begin within 25-45 minutes, and will also be treated as a nine-inning regulation game.
The team said tickets and parking passes for the regularly scheduled game can be used for admissions of both matchups.
Video shared to Twitter by WUSA 9 reporter Delia Goncalves showed police outside of South Capitol Street, outside of Nationals Park, where the shooting occurred. In the video, she says that an announcement alerted fans during the game that the shooting was outside of the stadium.
Others can be seen in her video filming the police outside.
In another video shared by CBS News’s Kris Van Cleave, an announcer asks people to stay inside the park.
He also shared video of baseball fans taking cover and frantically running out of the stadium.
Fans that didn’t run for the exits took cover between rows of seats. pic.twitter.com/scXSJNXe03— Kris Van Cleave (@krisvancleave) July 18, 2021
Jalen Drummond, a former White House Assistant Press Secretary, also shared video of fans running out of the stadium.
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 Padres offered their well wishes on Twitter, stating, "Our thoughts are with everyone affected by the incident outside of Nationals Park."
Our thoughts are with everyone affected by the incident outside of Nationals Park. https://t.co/rcvIrSjfns— San Diego Padres (@Padres) July 18, 2021
Updated 11:00 p.m.