WASHINGTON, D.C. — 4 people are confirmed to have been shot during a shooting that took place outside Nationals Park Stadium during Saturday night’s game. DC Police initially found 2 victims outside the park, later learning that an additional 2 victims had already gone to the hospital.
Two additional victims associated with this incident walked into area hospitals for treatment of gunshot wounds. MPD is on scene and actively investigating at this time.— DC Police Department (@DCPoliceDept) July 18, 2021
People quickly started to run for the exits, not knowing that the shooting took place just outside. What is thought to be the gunshots can be heard at the end of the video below:
The end of this clip sounds like what could be the gunshots heard outside Nationals Park tonight. Scary stuff pic.twitter.com/sD1DjAcvJf— Ben Brown (@BenBrownPL) July 18, 2021
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 coverage of the game was tense, with announcers not quite sure what was going on. Video shows fans quickly leaving, as well as players scrambling to get off the field. Video also shows fans taking shelter in both teams’ dugouts.
I've never seen what is happening at Nationals Park pic.twitter.com/PcRtZpA89i— Dillard Barnhart (@BarnHasSpoken2) July 18, 2021
Fans could be seen running onto the field and into the dugouts at Nationals Park as the PA announcer tells fans to remain in the same stadium with reports of an active shooter outside pic.twitter.com/wPm4uaKdRm— Jomboy Media (@JomboyMedia) July 18, 2021
Terrified fans shared video that shows them hiding between and under their seats, unsure of what was unfolding.
#BREAKING— Dana DiPiazza (@danawbrz) July 18, 2021
There are reports of an active shooter near Nationals Park in Washington DC
Fans are taking cover under seats
Helicopters are now circling the stadium
More updates to come #DCnews #Nationals #BreakingNews pic.twitter.com/z8rYo5B0uf
Police made an announcement that they believed the incident was over, and that it was safe to exit the stadium. As an armed citizen, this is exactly the time I’d want to have my gun with me.
This is a developing story.