• July 18, 2021

San Diego-Washington baseball game stopped after shooting outside the stadium

WASHINGTON (AP) – The game between the San Diego Padres and Washington was halted in the sixth inning Saturday night after the Nationals reported a shooting.

There were no immediate details about what happened. More than two dozen police cars, ambulances and fire trucks were in the street outside the third base side of Nationals Park.

The Padres had just taken the field for the bottom of the sixth when several loud pops were heard from the left field side of the stadium.

The fans seated in left field quickly began pouring out the center field gate. A short time later, fans along the first base side began to quickly leave their seats. Some fans crowded into the Padres’ bench on the third base side for safety, as sirens could be heard from outside the park.

The Nationals then announced that there had been an incident outside the stadium and posted a message on the scoreboard telling fans to stay inside the stadium.

Approximately 10 minutes later, the team tweeted: “A shooting was reported outside the Gate of Third Base in Nationals Park. Fans are encouraged to exit the stadium through the CF and RF gates at this time. “

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