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DEVELOPING STORY: There are reports of some sort of incident outside Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. Video shows fans running for cover. And the stands directly behind the dugout were completed evacuated. Players have been removed from the field. The Todd Starnes Show staff is compiling eyewitness videos below.
UPDATE: Major League Baseball confirms “a shooting has been reported outside of the Third Base Gate at Nationals Park. Fans are encouraged to exit the ballpark via the CF and RF gates at this time. We’re working with law enforcement to provide more information as soon as it becomes available.”
BREAKING: Reports of an active shooter outside Nationals Park in Washington DC.— Alex Salvi (@alexsalvinews) July 18, 2021
Stadium security is telling fans to stay inside the stadium and take cover. pic.twitter.com/b6k8iZ2A9A
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
Frightened Nationals fans took cover at the report of what *sounded like* shots at Nats ballpark. But staff are telling us the incident was outside the stadium, and they’re keeping everyone inside. People hid behind bar, toppled tables to hide. pic.twitter.com/bCAP2V3qyu— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) July 18, 2021
Players, including Fernando Tatis Jr. Just ran into stands and grabbed family members and brought them to clubhouse. pic.twitter.com/DlC1bSv3I7— Kevin Acee (@sdutKevinAcee) July 18, 2021
Shooting just outside LF gate on S Cap Street pic.twitter.com/ChsN1WSt5p— Steel6Rings (@Steel6Rings) July 18, 2021