A baseball game between the Washington Nationals and San Diego Padres erupted into chaos after gunshots rang, causing players and fans to flee.
“Fans are running on the field and inside the dugouts,” Jesse Dougherty tweeted “The PA announcer is telling fans to remain calm because there is an incident outside the stadium.”
The Washington Nationals have issued the following statement.
BREAKING: Reports of an active shooter outside Nationals Park in Washington DC.
Stadium security is telling fans to stay inside the stadium and take cover. pic.twitter.com/b6k8iZ2A9A
— Alex Salvi (@alexsalvinews) July 18, 2021
You can hear the gunshots just as the broadcast cuts away pic.twitter.com/tBmbZaR3GB
— Jack Leonardi (@JackLeonardi) 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
Frightened Nationals fans took cover at the report of what *sounded like* shots at Nats ballpark. But staff are telling us the incident was outside the stadium, and they’re keeping everyone inside. People hid behind bar, toppled tables to hide. pic.twitter.com/bCAP2V3qyu
— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) July 18, 2021