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Mass evacuation after gunfire erupts outside Washington DC stadium during Padres baseball game

THERE has been a mass evacuation and two people injured after gunfire erupted outside Washington DC’s Nationals stadium on Saturday night, reports say.

The shots rang out shortly after 9.30pm and could be heard from inside the Nationals Park in Washington DC as the team faced off against the San Diego Padres.

Social media footage showed players running into the stands to take members to safety, while fans were also seen scrambling towards the exit and ducking for cover under tables.

Police stated two people were shot outside of the stadium. Local media outlets released similar reports.

Authorities said the shooting is unrelated to the game and DC Police Department tweeted that it’s an “active investigation.”

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    Police reported that gunshots came from outside of the stadium.

    They cleared the area of threatening conditions.

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    Video posted to social media showed players running into the stands to take members to safety.

    Inside the stadium, fans were also seen scrambling towards the exit and ducking for cover under tables.

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    Panic-stricken baseball fans were sent running for cover after gunshots were reportedly fired outside the Washington Nationals stadium on Saturday night.

    The chaos unfolded just after 9.30pm inside the Nationals Park in Washington DC as the team faced off against the San Diego Padres.

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