Four people shot outside of Washington Nationals stadium during game

Fans at a Washington Nationals baseball game ran for cover Saturday night after four people were shot just outside the stadium’s third base gate. 

The Nationals were in the sixth inning of a game against the San Diego Padres, and players were walking off the field in between innings when several gunshots rang out in rapid succession, sparking fears of a mass shooting in the stadium.

Fans poured out onto the field to find cover and flipped tables in a bar to hide behind while players frantically searched for family members in the stands. 

Two of the victims were found outside the stadium on the third base side shortly before 10pm. 

Around 10:15pm, DC police said two more victims walked into area hospitals for treatment of gunshot wounds connected to the shooting. 

Police are in the infancy stages of the investigation at this time. They said ‘it appears there is no ongoing threat at this time’ but are warning people not to any drastic actions. 

Anyone with info is asked to call 202-727-9099 or text 50411. 

Fans pour out onto the field after hearing gunshots outside the stadium

Fans pour out onto the field after hearing gunshots outside the stadium

Fans pour out onto the field after hearing gunshots outside the stadium 

Fans jump into a camera well after hearing gunfire from outside the stadium, during a baseball game between the San Diego Padres and the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park in Washington

Fans jump into a camera well after hearing gunfire from outside the stadium, during a baseball game between the San Diego Padres and the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park in Washington

Fans jump into a camera well after hearing gunfire from outside the stadium, during a baseball game between the San Diego Padres and the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park in Washington

Fans were being told to exit Nationals park through the centerfield and rightfield exits. The shooting happened outside the third base gate, according to police

Fans were being told to exit Nationals park through the centerfield and rightfield exits. The shooting happened outside the third base gate, according to police

Fans were being told to exit Nationals park through the centerfield and rightfield exits. The shooting happened outside the third base gate, according to police

There's a heavy police presence in the area around the stadium

There's a heavy police presence in the area around the stadium

There’s a heavy police presence in the area around the stadium

DC Police and other law enforcement agencies are on scene of a shooting outside of Nationals park in DC.

DC Police and other law enforcement agencies are on scene of a shooting outside of Nationals park in DC.

DC Police and other law enforcement agencies are on scene of a shooting outside of Nationals park in DC. 

As nearly midnight local time, there was no update on the victims’ conditions or details surrounding the shooting, which happened in the 1500 block of South Capitol Street, Southwest, DC police said.  

DailyMail.com called DC police for more information. 

Jennifer Jacobs, a senior White House reporter for Bloomberg News, was at the game and tweeted, ‘1st sign of trouble was when everyone in and around section 115 suddenly stood up, staring west toward main concourses. Word quickly spread about “gunshots.” The ballplayers headed off field.’ 

She also shared videos on Twitter showing fans and employees in a bar running for safety and toppling over tables to take cover.  

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The game has officially been suspended and is scheduled to resume Sunday afternoon at 1pm. 

Saturday night’s shooting outside the stadium happened 24 hours after six-year-old Nyiah Courtney was killed and five adults were injured in a mass shooting less than a mile away. 

Police said someone in a silver- or gray-colored sedan opened fire near a Popeyes restaurant at the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X avenues. 

Just hours before the shooting, Mayor Muriel Bowser and other DC and federal law enforcement officials held an emotional press conference about Friday’s shooting and talked about the sickening and senseless gun violence that took a first grader’s life.

During the press conference, DC Police Chief Robert J. Contee III said the gun violence must end. 

‘We have the collective responsibly to  ensure our children have a right to be safe from violence. So I’m asking all to stand together and say, “No more.”‘ 

So far this year, there have been 101 homicides in Washington DC, according to DC police crime stats, which is exactly the same number of homicides as there were at this time last year.  

But last year saw a 20 percent increase over 2019 with 198 homicides. That’s a jump from 135 homicides in 2015 and 132 in 2010.  

The San Diego Padres' Jurickson Profar #10 of the San Diego Padres runs off the field with his family

The San Diego Padres' Jurickson Profar #10 of the San Diego Padres runs off the field with his family

The San Diego Padres’ Jurickson Profar #10 of the San Diego Padres runs off the field with his family

Wil Myers #5 of the San Diego Padres looks for family after shots were fired outside of the stadium

Wil Myers #5 of the San Diego Padres looks for family after shots were fired outside of the stadium

Wil Myers #5 of the San Diego Padres looks for family after shots were fired outside of the stadium

Fans take cover in Washington Nationals dugout after an apparent shooting outside Nationals Park during a game between the Washington Nationals and the San Diego Padres

Fans take cover in Washington Nationals dugout after an apparent shooting outside Nationals Park during a game between the Washington Nationals and the San Diego Padres

Fans take cover in Washington Nationals dugout after an apparent shooting outside Nationals Park during a game between the Washington Nationals and the San Diego Padres

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