Nationals Park shooting: Washington Nationals-Padres game suspended

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: Ashan Benedict, the Metropolitan Police Department’s executive assistant police chief, told reporters late Saturday three people were wounded after people in two vehicles were involved in a “shootout” outside the stadium.

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.

What they’re saying: Umpire crew chief Mark Carlson described the reaction inside the stadium to the shots ringing out as “chaotic,” per AP.

“We heard what sounded like rapid gunfire. We didn’t know where it was coming from,” Carlson added.

Editor’s note: This a breaking news story. Please check back for updates.

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