Following a gunshot at Nationals Park, the DC police union lashes out at lawmakers who “won’t let us perform our jobs
Wesley hunt : In the aftermath of a shooting that left three people injured outside a Washington Nationals baseball game, the D.C. police union chastised political leaders who “won’t let us perform our jobs.”
The union tweeted, “Welcome to Washington, D.C., where violent criminality pervades everything,” with images showing masses hurrying out of Nationals Park.
Police in D.C. announced on Sunday that they are looking for a car seen fleeing the area on security video.
A grey Toyota Corolla with a missing hubcap on the rear driver’s side wheel and black tinted windows is being sought by detectives from the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department’s First District.
Authorities say the vehicle was seen fleeing the shooting in the 1300 block of South Capitol Street, Southwest, on a nearby video camera approximately 9:30 p.m. Saturday.
The vehicle, which may have a Virginia temporary tag, is being sought “in connection with an assault with a dangerous weapon charge,” according to police.
The agency is offering a $10,000 prize to anyone who offers information that leads to an arrest and conviction, as it is with other violent crimes.
Anyone with information on the car or the incident is asked to contact police at (202) 727-9099 or text their report to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE at 50411.
Photos and video were shared on the internet. Gunshots were heard from Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., interrupting the sixth inning of the game against the San Diego Padres on Saturday, sending players and fans fleeing for safety.
Police discovered an adult female, conscious and breathing, suffering from a gunshot wound outside the stadium on Saturday.
The victim was sent to a local hospital for treatment of injuries that were not life threatening.
Two more adult male victims were later identified as receiving treatment for non-life threatening gunshot wounds at a local hospital.
Individuals inside two separate vehicles were firing firearms at each other outside the stadium, according to preliminary inquiry.
According to Fox 5 DC, one of the vehicles was seized late Saturday night.
The gunshot occurred outside the Third Base Gate in the bottom of the sixth inning, according to the Washington Nationals.
Later, team manager Davey Martinez complimented fans for behaving admirably by remaining calm and assisting one another.
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