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Baseball Players Heroically Guide Fans To Safety During Shooting At MLB Game

Max Sherry

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Baseball Players Heroically Guide Fans To Safety During Shooting At MLB Game

Shockwaves were sent through the sports community over the weekend when a shooting broke out during an MLB game between the San Diego Padres and Washington Nationals.

But footage has since emerged showing the heroic and selfless acts of the players as chaos erupted inside National Stadium.

Newly-released video shows the players themselves ushering shocked fans into the dugouts in a bid to keep them safe during the scary incident.

While it was later confirmed that the gun shots were actually from outside the arena, the sounds of the shots echoed around the stadium which made spectators instantly think the worst.

As approximately 33,000 fans desperately scrambled for the safety, some of the players - including Padres stars Fernando Tatis Jr, Manny Machado and Wil Myers - sprung into action and helped them find shelter in the dugouts.

The duo were seen sprinting down the field and opening gates to usher fans out of the stands and away from the apparent danger.

"Our family, loved ones, little kids. Feel like somebody needed to go get them," Tatis said.

"I feel like the safest place was the clubhouse and we were trying to get our families into a safe place.

"Everybody running. It was crazy. You couldn't figure out what was going on. If it was one or two people.

"I was just trying to get to the safest place and get our families.

"The situation changed immediately. There's no longer players, fans. I feel like everybody's just people, human beings trying to be secure."

The game was ultimately suspended and completed the following day with the Padres coming out on top 10-4.

The Metropolitan Police Department's executive assistant chief Ashan Benedict later confirmed the shooting was between two different cars which left three people injured - one of those injured being an innocent bystander attending the game.

It's understood two people walked into a local hospital later that night with gunshot wounds and were immediately questioned by police.

A full investigation into the incident is still underway with authorities searching for the second vehicle involved.

Featured Image Credit: Twitter / Washington Nationals

Topics: Baseball, Australia

Max Sherry
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