Fans, players flee from Nationals Park after shots ring out during the game

An MLB game between the Washington Nationals and the San Diego Padres erupted into chaos Saturday night after shots were fired near Nationals Park in Washington, causing players and fans to flee for safety.

Videos of the incident quickly spread on social media with Nationals’ Twitter account confirming shots outside the stadium. Players and fans could be seen running after coverage.

“Something crazy is going on at National Park,” Boston Globe sports writer Ben Volin tweeted. “Players jumped straight from the pitch and fans ran from the stands.”

Four people outside the stadium were shot, though none of the wounds appeared to be life-threatening, a DC Metropolitan Police Department source told Fox News.

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Two of the victims were found injured outside the stadium while two others sought treatment at a nearby hospital, FOX 5 in Washington reported.

The area near the stadium has seen a sharp increase in firearms recently, police sources said. Recent incidents have included an Uber driver being run over and killed by a suspected teenager.

The shot came just one night after a 6-year-old girl was killed by gunfire in the country’s capital with five adults injured in the same incident.

The public speaker at the stadium told fans to stay inside the park.

The game was in the sixth inning at the time of the incident.

Spectators leave Nationals Park after an incident near the ballpark during the sixth inning of a baseball game between the Washington Nationals and the San Diego Padres, Saturday, July 17, 2021 in Washington. (Associated Press)

Just after kl. 22 the Nationals sent a statement saying the game had been suspended and would resume at. 13.05 Sunday.

Washington Nationals posted on Twitter that shots had been reported.

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Fire trucks and ambulances were seen at the scene.

Fans are seen at Nationals Park after Saturday's match was delayed after the sound of shots.  (Associated Press)

Fans are seen at Nationals Park after Saturday’s match was delayed after the sound of shots. (Associated Press)

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Washington, DC Metro Police did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Fox News.

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