The Washington Nationals were in the middle of playing the San Diego Padres tonight when shots rang out right outside the stadium near third base.
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 crowd scrambled to safety, and players jumped in the stands to retrieve family to take them to the clubhouse.
There are reports of an active shooter outside Nationals Park in Washington DC.
You can hear gunshots as the broadcast cuts off pic.twitter.com/kPVC2jJUpD
— Unfiltered Media (@UnfilteredInd) July 18, 2021
Fernando Tatis Jr. and Manny Machado opened up the Padres dugout for fans to seek shelter. Fans could be seen running into the dugout for cover:
— Justin Beland (@JustinBeland) July 18, 2021