Beyond MoCo: Shooting Outside Nationals Park
A shooting outside of Nationals park last night led to a scary situation for fans inside the park enjoying the evenings game.
According to DC police, the shooting occurred in the 1500 block of South Capitol Street, SW, outside of the stadium’s third base gate.
Two vehicles were exchanging fire. Three people were injured, including a female fan hit with a stray bullet.
Fans immediately ran for cover and many took shelter under their seats. Footage from the incident can be seen all over social media.
Scene inside Nats Park: pic.twitter.com/O4jEh7mLqw
— Ted Starkey (@TedStarkey) July 18, 2021
Hope everyone is safe at Nationals park. I heard a few loud bangs and then a mass exodus. View from my roof pic.twitter.com/MA1B7z83u2
— Jalen Drummond (@jalen_drummond) July 18, 2021
The game was suspended and will be resumed today a 1PM as part of a double header.
MPD seeks assistance in identifying and locating a vehicle connected to the shooting that occurred last night outside of Nationals Park.
Have info? Call (202) 727-9099/text 50411
— DC Police Department (@DCPoliceDept) July 18, 2021