Fans, players flee Nationals Park after reported gunshots ring out during game
Written by kslmadmin on July 17, 2021
A Washington Nationals baseball game erupted into chaos on Saturday night after suspected gunshots reportedly rang out near the stadium causing players and fans to flee.
Videos of the incident quickly spread on social media with several reporters saying gunshots were heard outside the stadium. Players and fans could be seen running for cover.
“Something crazy going on at Nationals Park,” Boston Globe sports writer Ben Volin tweeted. “Players just sprinted off the field and fans running from the stands.”
The PA announcer at the stadium told fans to stay inside the park.
The game, between the Washington Nationals and the San Diego Padres, was in the bottom of the sixth inning at the time of the incident, which caused a delay.
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