The San Diego Padres stars Fernando Tatis Jr., Manny Machado and Will Myers helped fans after shooting outside the National Park It is widely praised for selfless actions.
In the sixth inning on Saturday night, as the gunfire rang, the trio began to act, triggering panic among the fans in the Washington DC stadium.
However, according to eyewitness accounts, as the fear in the stands spread, Tatis Jr., Machado and Miles ran to save the fans and their families.
Witnesses and fans said that the players opened the gate and sent them to the air-raid shelter, waiting for the gunfire to end.
One Twitter The user said: “Amidst the chaos and some fear, my lasting image tonight will be looking down on the stadium and seeing the 22-year-old Fernando Tatis coming out of the clubhouse, rushing down the 3B line to catch his family and drag them. To safety.
“I thought I admired this kid very much before.”
Another added: “Yes, we are safe now. Is this scary? Absolutely. It happened in section 112 and I was in section 114. We all hit the deck. Machado, Miles and Tati Sidu came out and sent the fans to the dugout.
“I only respect them and @Padres. The police locked the door and they opened it.”
One-third said: “The players, including Fernando Tatis Jr., just ran into the stands, grabbed their families, and took them to the clubhouse.”
Tatis Jr. later shared a message after the shooting, which read: “I hope everyone is safe! Please keep praying (Praying Hand emoji) Thank you for all those who helped on the front lines! (Praying Hand emoji) .”
According to the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD), after two people were shot outside the stadium, the police rushed to the 1500 block of South Capitol Street.
It added: “Two other victims related to this incident went into the district hospital for treatment for gunshot wounds. MPD is at the scene and is actively investigating at this time.”
according to CNN, There has never been any shooting in the stadium, and the public is not in danger.
MPD Police Department Executive Assistant Chief Ashan Benedict told the media: “I just want to assure the public that in this incident, no one in the stadium will participate in the game under any circumstances.
“This is not an active shooter incident, nor has it been investigated. Everything happened outside the stadium.”
He told reporters that two cars were involved in a “gunfight” during the race. One of the female fans was treated for injury but is expected to recover.
When the game was suspended, the Padres led 8-4. It will be played later today.
Weekly newspaper MPD has been contacted for comments.