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Outside The Confines: A scary night for the Nationals

On Saturday evening, the Nationals/Padres game ended in gunfire

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On Saturday night, just as the top of the sixth inning ended, the audible sound of gunfire could be heard through Nationals Park. After a few moments of confusion, fans in the stands began running for the concourse. Manny Machado and Fernando Tatis Jr were seen exiting the visitor dugout and racing to the friends and family section to get the loved ones of players to safety, along with fans seated near them.

The question lingered in the air, was there a shooter in the park? As fans tried to find a safe place, they were directed to stand on the field, and eventually to leave the park entirely.

When all the confusion settled, we learned that three people were injured as gunfire was exchanged between two cars. There was no danger inside the stadium, however it was a terrifying moment for everyone involved.

The weekend had a few more concerning stories, though nothing to that level of scariness, by any means.

And tomorrow will be a better day than today, Buster. Make it so.