Police in Washington are offering a $10,000 reward for an arrest in Sunday’s shooting that left three wounded and sparked chaos at a Washington Nationals baseball game.
Surveillance photos have also been released of a grey Toyota fleeing the scene following the 9.30pm shooting, which prompted many fans to run from their seats in panic and brought the game between the Nationals and San Diego Padres to a screeching halt in the sixth inning.
Chaos erupted during the game at Nationals Park when gunfire was heard inside the stadium – with fans running or taking cover under seats.
“The suspect vehicle in this case is described as a grey Toyota Corolla with a missing hubcap on the rear driver’s side wheel and dark tinted windows,” the Metropolitan Police Department said in a press release on Sunday.
Fans run for cover after shots were heard during the baseball game.Source:Getty Images
Police officers patrol a street near the Nationals Park stadium as the game between the Washington Nationals and the San Diego Padres was suspended due to a shooting.Source:AFP
“The vehicle is believed to be displaying a Virginia temporary tag,” the police statement said. “The vehicle was captured by a nearby surveillance camera and can be seen in the photos.”
Police are looking for two suspects believed to be involved in the shooting.
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
The gunfire left three people with non-life-threatening injuries, including a fan who was outside the stadium at the time they were hit.
Two others believed to be involved in the shooting later showed up at a local hospital and are being questioned by police, police said.
Inside Nationals Park, the shooting sent players scrambling for their families and rushing into the clubhouse, while fans ducked behind seats or ran for the exits.
An announcement by stadium officials asked fans to briefly shelter in place.
Baseball star’s courageous act in shooting
Nationals and San Diego Padres players brought family and baseball fans into the clubhouse after the shooting, videos and photos show.
Padres players Manny Machado, Fernando Will Myers hoist spectators from the stands along the third baseline onto the field, then hurry into the dugout, video taken by MLB write Dan Clark shows.
Padres players Manny Machado, Fernando Tatis Jr and Wil Myers were seen hoisting spectators from the stands along the third baseline onto the field, then hurrying into the dugout, shown in video taken by MLB writer Dan Clark.
Gunfire erupts outside Nationals Park, 3 people injured in scary scene for fans https://t.co/HEJTpAUBJfpic.twitter.com/jZSQA8xHY0
“Players, including Fernando Tatis Jr just ran into stands and grabbed family members and brought them to clubhouse,” Padres beat writer Kevin Acee said in a tweet, with footage showing a different angle of the fans being shepherded into the dugout and clubhouse by the athletes.
“Hope everyone is safe! Just keep the prayers up,” tweeted Tatis Jr, a star shortstop, about three hours after the gunfire.
Here is the footage of Manny Machado, Fernando Tatis Jr. and Wil Myers helping fans when in fear (of the shooting at Nationals Park). pic.twitter.com/9ApuHIs4Oy
Andrew Golden, a Washington Post reporter, said fans in at least two sections of the stadium were invited into the dugout by the professional baseball players.
“Here at Nats Park as fans are making their way out of the stadium. Talked to a fan who said the spectators in section 112-113 ducked down when they heard gunshots and everyone followed suit,” Golden reported in a tweet.
“Tatis and Machado opened the gate to the field and took fans to the dugout.”
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