The DC Police Union criticized elected officials who “won’t let us do our job” after three people were injured in a shootout outside a Washington Nationals baseball game.
“Welcome to Washington, D.C. Where Violent Crime Is Pervading Everything,” Union tweetedFootage shows a crowd running to exit the national park.
DC police on Sunday said they are searching for the vehicle caught in surveillance video while fleeing from the scene.
Detectives from the DC Metropolitan Police Department’s First District are appealing to the public for information about a gray Toyota Corolla with a missing hubcap and darkened windows on the rear driver’s side wheel. Authorities said the vehicle was captured on a nearby surveillance camera fleeing the shooting at around 9:30 p.m. Saturday at the 1300 block southwest of South Capitol Street.
Police said the vehicle, believed to be displaying the Virginia temporary tag, is being sought “in reference to an assault with a dangerous weapon offense”. As with other violent crimes, the department is offering a reward of $10,000 to anyone providing information leading to arrest and conviction.
Fans, players flee the national park after shots were fired during the game
Any person who can identify the vehicle or has knowledge of the incident is instructed to call the police at (202) 727-9099 or write their tip on the department’s TEXT TIP LINE at 50411.
Images and video that circulated online on Saturday showed players and fans rushing to safety when gunfire was heard from National Park in Washington, DC disrupting the sixth inning of the game against the San Diego Padres.
Outside the stadium on Saturday, police found an adult woman, who was conscious and breathing, who had sustained gunshot wounds. The victim was taken to a local hospital for treatment for non-life-threatening injuries. Police were later informed of two additional adult male victims seeking treatment at a regional hospital for non-fatal gunshot wounds.
Preliminary investigation revealed that people in two different vehicles were firing at each other outside the stadium. Police said on Saturday night that a vehicle had been seized. Fox 5 DC Reported.
The Washington Nationals said the shooting took place outside the third base gate in the bottom half of the sixth inning. Team manager Davy Martinez later thanked fans for handling themselves in an admirable way to keep calm and help each other.