Terrifying moment outside Nationals Park tonight during the Washington-San Diego Padres game … after several people were shot, police say.
The match was put on hold in the 6th inning … after 4 people were would have shot near the entrance to the 3rd base of the baseball stadium.
Washington DC Police tweeted 2 victims were outside the stadium … and 2 more entered hospital with gunshot wounds. The cops also say there does not appear to be an ongoing threat.
It is not known if the shooter is in custody.
Videos circulating on social media show a scary scene … with panicked fans fleeing the area.
Several loud bangs were heard inside the stadium… and some fans started flocking to the exits. Other supporters rushed onto the pitch … without knowing where the threat came from.
Some players were seen running off the field, in the canoe and through the tunnels.
The Nationals public address announcer asked fans inside the stadium to stay calm …
The team released a statement addressing the situation, saying … “Tonight’s game was suspended late in the 6th inning due to an incident around Nationals Park.”
The state of the victims is not yet clear.
The game will continue tomorrow afternoon.
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