District of Columbia (DC) Police Department said Its officers were called to the stadium on South Capitol Street following reports of a shooting incident on Saturday night.
Players and fans were inside Washington National Stadium, and were forced to run for cover. Play was in its sixth inning, and was immediately suspended.
Police said on Twitter that four people were injured, with two people being shot outside the stadium and two others going to regional hospitals for treatment for bullet wounds. There is no more danger from the shooter.
Fans, who were initially asked to sit, were thrown out of the stadium. Video Footage on Twitter showed the confusion that ensued, with the stadium’s announcement “Please keep calm”.
one more Video Early in the shoot, fans were shown hiding under their seats as a helicopter was circling above their heads.
Signs inside the stadium, where the sound of gunshots was thought herd On the live broadcast, fans were told that the shooting was “outside the stadium”, which police confirmed not long after.
In a late night press conference, the police said that the incident is believed to be the result of a gunfight between two vehicles. ABC News Reported. After one vehicle was recovered on Saturday, search is on for another vehicle.
Police said the injuries were believed to be non-fatal, and an investigation is underway.
The Washington Nationals said Games will resume on Sunday and tickets for Saturday’s game are still valid. The regular player would resume later.