Fernando Tatis Jr. saves family amid Nationals park shooting

Saturday’s MLB game between the San Diego Padres and the Washington Nationals was suspended after gunshots were heard while the contest was ongoing.

The incident occurred with the Padres batting at the top of the sixth inning. The sound of the gunshots echoed shortly after the final out, which sent both players and fans alike into a frenzy. The Nationals released a statement on the matter while also urging fans to exit the stadium. The initial instruction prior was to stay safely inside the arena.

A shooting has been reported outside of the Third Base Gate at Nationals Park. Fans are encouraged to exit the ballpark via the CF and RF gates at this time. We’re working with law enforcement to provide more information as soon as it becomes available.

Watch the clip below to hear the exact moment as the telecast cut away after the Padres’ 3rd out.

Fernando Tatis Jr. was one of the most visible figures during the shocking ordeal. The Padres shortstop was seen sprinting across the field to try to ensure the safety of friends and family. Clearly San Diego’s franchise player is a true star on and off the field.

We’ll have more on the Padres-Nationals shooting incident as details emerge.

Lance Lynn, White Sox