The San Diego Padres-Washington Nationals baseball game was suspended following a shooting outside Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., which saw players and fans running for cover as gunshots rang out on Saturday.
Details: Per a Metropolitan Police Department statement, two people were shot outside the venue and two “additional victims associated with this incident walked into area hospitals for treatment of gunshot wounds.”
Police were on the scene and “actively investigating” the matter, per the statement. MPD spokesperson Dustin Sternbeck said “based on preliminary information,” one shooting victim worked at the stadium, per AP.Umpire crew chief Mark Carlson described the reaction inside the stadium to the shots ringing out as “chaotic.”
— Carlson to AP
The big picture: The Padres were leading 8-4 in the 6th inning when the game was suspended.
The Washington Nationals said in a statement the game will resume at 1.05p.m. ET Sunday.”Following the conclusion of the suspended game, the regularly scheduled game will begin,” the statement added.
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