Field Cleared, Fans Seeking Safety After Gunshots Heard Outside Nationals Park (UPDATE)

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Field Cleared, Fans Seeking Safety After Gunshots Heard Outside Nationals Park (UPDATE)

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Something very scary is happening around Nationals Park tonight, and those in the ballpark believe it was gunshots outside the stadium. (SEE UPDATE BELOW: There was a shooting, but it seems the situation is now under control. Original post follows.)

The Nationals-Padres broadcast is a bit at a loss to describe what’s happening, but the fans are running to various exits throughout the park: “Everyone trying to get to safety … I don’t even know what safety is right now …. We’re sitting on the floor of our broadcast booth and fans have been sprinting out the gates.”

Among the reports from those at the park:

The concern inside the ballpark was very real, and I feel for these fans:

UPDATE: The game is being postponed and everyone is leaving. Per the broadcast, the Nationals announced that there was a shooting outside the ballpark, but the situation is under control. Panic, understandably set in as the players and the umpires were racing off the field, which caused fans to seek safety, and it all snowballed from there. Hopefully everyone will be all right.



Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.