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Three shot outside Washington baseball stadium

Three people sustained injuries following a shooting outside a baseball stadium in Washington DC last night.

The incident took place outside Nationals Stadium while a game between the Washington Nationals and the San Diego Padres was underway.

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The game was halted as a result of the shooting while fans were ushered out.

Initially, police stated that four people sustained injuries following the incident but it was later clarified that it was three people.

According to Executive Assistant Chief of Police at Washington DC Ashan Benedict, two of the injured people were in one of the two vehicles involved in the shootout.

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The third victim was a woman who was standing on a footpath outside the stadium where she was attending the game.

In relation to her condition, Benedict stated that the woman was “expected to be ok.”

While adding that no one inside the stadium at the time of the incident was in any type of danger, Benedict stated, “This was not an active shooter incident. Everything took place outside the stadium,”.

According to AFP journalists, some spectators inside the stadium had rushed to the exits upon hearing the gunshots outside the venue.

It is understood that two of the victims, a man and a woman, sustained non-life-threatening injuries while the third person’s condition is currently unknown.

Police stated that although an investigation is active, there is no ongoing threat at this time.

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