When one hears that a game has been paused, the weather immediately comes to mind. With the rains that have made landfall on the west and east coasts over the past few days, that could be a factor in why. Citizens of Washington The game against the San Diego Padres was suspended towards the end of the sixth inning.
Instead, the game was paused for a much scarier reason. A shooting occurred outside the ballpark near the gates of the third base, prompting a final evacuation of the ballpark.
Washington Nationals vs San Diego Padres game suspended due to shooting
While the situation is unfolding and before it is determined that it is safe for fans to depart through the gate outside the field, those at Nationals Park are looking for any safe space possible, heading to the lounge. , bathrooms and suites. This includes Washington pitcher Patrick Corbin, who was filmed in the auditorium in his uniform.
At this point, details are still being worked on. All that is known is four people were shot in the case and the investigation is still ongoing. DC’s Metropolitan Police Department has stated that there is no risk of further violence in the area.
It was another tragic moment in the ongoing fight against gun violence. With mass shootings in almost every environment, it’s hard to think of any as a safe haven these days. Any place where a crowd gathers can become a target, even a football field. While this shooting happened outside the stadium, it was initially thought that the shooter was inside the ballpark due to the sound of gunshots.
As for the game, the rest of the competition will continue on Sunday afternoon. Those with tickets to the regularly scheduled match will be allowed into the park for the rest of Saturday’s competition, in which the Padres led 8-4.
The Washington Nationals’ game against the San Diego Padres was halted Saturday due to a shooting. Hopefully those affected will be okay.