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3 shot outside Nationals Park during Nationals-Padres game, police say

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Three people were shot outside of Saturday night's Nationals game during the 6th inning, causing players to run off the field and fans toward the exits. According to Washington Nationals on Twitter, a shooting was reported outside of the Third Base Gate at Nationals Park.


At approximately 9:30 p.m. officers heard the sounds of gunshots. While investigating, officers found a woman, conscious and breathing, suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.


A short time later, police officers were notified of two additional men who were seeking treatment at an area hospital for non-life-threatening gunshot wounds.


Police say one of the victims of the shooting was a fan in the area to attend the game.

'Fans are encouraged to exit the ballpark via the CF and RF gates at this time," Nationals tweeted. "We're working with law enforcement to provide more information as soon as it becomes available."

A video taken by a fan at the game shows the moment they were asked to stay put. Currently, fans are being told to calmy exit RF and CF Gates.


Due to the reports, the Nationals-Padres game was suspended and will resume at 1:05 p.m. on Sunday, the Padres were leading 8-4.


The incident happened at about 9:30 p.m. when shots were heard during the game. Videos from the park show fans running away from the field in panic.


Police say there's an active investigation is and it appears there is no ongoing threat at this time. if you have any information on this incident, call 202-727-9099/TEXT 50411.

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