Saturday's game between the Washington Nationals and San Diego Padres was suspended in the sixth inning after a shooting outside Nationals Park.
The shooting was an exchange between people in two cars. It left three people injured, the Metropolitan Police Department said, according to ESPN. One of the people shot was a woman attending Saturday's game. She was shot while outside the stadium.
Two people who were in one of the cars later walked into a hospital with gunshot wounds and were being questioned by police. Investigators were still trying to locate the second vehicle involved in the shooting.
The gunshots caused a chaotic scene inside Nationals Park. Players quickly exited the field and went to their respective clubhouses while some fans took cover in the dugouts.
You could hear what are believed to be gun shots on the Nationals broadcast just as the top of the sixth inning ended around 9:30 PM ET pic.twitter.com/IJC5eJHOFL— Jomboy Media (@JomboyMedia) July 18, 2021
Pulled on the field by manny, with many people following behind after tonight’s shooting at Nationals Park pic.twitter.com/Fw47NlP1Ev— Kenny (@McGeeKenny1) July 18, 2021
Fans were evacuated from Nationals Park Saturday night after a shooting occurred outside the stadium. Footage shows people rushing to leave the stadium, and the game has been suspended. https://t.co/HE4P1BXHsj pic.twitter.com/Pv0mRYiDqX— CBS News (@CBSNews) July 18, 2021
This was the scene in the Padres dugout pic.twitter.com/LZTF9IQrgv— Chris Martin (@cmgolfr212) July 18, 2021
Later that night, Padres star Fernando Tatis Jr. took to Twitter to express his concern for the fans and his appreciation for law enforcement officials.
Hope everyone is safe! Just keep the prayers up thank you everyone that help in the front line ! God bless— Fernando Tatis Jr. (@tatis_jr) July 18, 2021
The Padres led the Nationals 8-4 when the game was suspended. The remainder of the contest will be played Sunday afternoon, followed by a regularly scheduled game. According to ESPN, there will be an increased police presence at Sunday's game.