The owners of the Washington Nationals and Washington, DC Mayor Murial Bowser on Sunday denounced the shooting outside Nationals Park that sent players and fans alike scrambling in panic.
In a joint statement, Bowser and Nationals managing principal owner Mark Lerner called the shooting “senseless” and said gunplay anywhere in the capital won’t be tolerated.
“We stand together against senseless acts of gun violence in the city we love,” the brief statement said. “Gun violence — no matter where it occurs in our city — is unacceptable and will not be tolerated.
“The Metropolitan Police Department continues to work closely with Nationals security to ensure the continued safety of residents, fans, workers and all individuals in the area.”
According to police, the shots were fired outside the stadium around 9:30 p.m. during the sixth inning of a game against the San Diego Padres.
People taking cover on the field and in the dugout after a shooting outside