Three people were shot and wounded outside a stadium where a baseball game was played in Washington on Saturday, which led to the game being suspended and the crowd evacuated. Two of the injured were in one of the two cars involved in the shooting, while the third person is a woman who was on the sidewalk when the game took place, Washington said. On Twitter, the police specified that a total of “four people were affected” by the shots.
Two more victims associated with this incident went to hospitals in the area for treatment of gunshot wounds. MPD is on the scene and is actively investigating at this time.
– DC Police Department (@DCPoliceDept) July 18, 2021
“At no time during the incident were the people watching the match inside the stadium in any danger. It was not an active shooter type. “Everything took place outside the stadium,” he told reporters. He added that the injured woman “should be ok”.
Video: Washington shoots: spectators leave baseball stadium (AFP)
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Spectators and players evacuated
Thousands of spectators attended a game between the Washington Nationals and the San Diego Padres, many heard the shots. The meeting was quickly interrupted. Two AFP journalists present at the match heard about ten shots.
Several automatic weapon breaks are clearly identifiable in videos that are later posted on social media. Another video shows floods of people running away. The spectators were asked to leave the place, which part of them did, and the athletes also left the track in a hurry. “An investigation is currently underway, and it appears that all danger has been removed at the moment,” police said. The game is expected to resume on Sunday.
Players, including Fernando Tatis Jr., just ran into the stands and grabbed family members and led them to the clubhouse. pic.twitter.com/DlC1bSv3I7
– Kevin Acee (@sdutKevinAcee) July 18, 2021
Murder are frequent in Washington, especially with firearms. Police on Saturday offered a $ 60,000 bounty to identify the person who shot a six-year-old girl playing with her scooter in a southeastern neighborhood of Washington.