Nationals and San Diego Padres players brought family and baseball fans into the clubhouse after a shooting outside Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, videos and photos show.
Padres players Manny Machado, Fernando Will Myers hoist spectators from the stands along the third baseline onto the field, then hurry into the dugout, video taken by MLB write Dan Clark shows.
“Players, including Fernando Tatis Jr. Just ran into stands and grabbed family members and brought them to clubhouse,” wrote Padres beat writer Kevin Acee in a tweet, with footage showing a different angle of the fans being shepherded into the dugout and subsequently clubhouse by the athletes.
“Hope everyone is safe! Just keep the prayers up,” tweeted Tatis. Jr., a star shortstop, about three hours after the gunfire.
Fans hurry into the dugout at Nationals Park after a shooting was reported outside the ballpark.MediaPunch / BACKGRID Fernando Tatis Jr. was one of the players who brought fans