Fans Evacuate Nationals Park After Nearby Gunfire

Gunfire erupted outside Nationals Park in Washington, DC, on the evening of July 17, sending fans scurrying for safety.

In a statement, the Metropolitan Police Department confirmed that at least two people were shot “outside of Nationals Park,” but added that “it appears there is no ongoing threat at this time.” The department said that “two additional victims associated with this incident walked into area hospitals for treatment of gunshot wounds.”

Videos taken inside Nationals Park showed terrified fans ducking for cover under their seats.

The National’s game against the San Diego Padres was cancelled following the shooting. In this video, fans can be seen evacuating the stadium. Credit: Brian Dolan via Storyful