A terrifying scene at Nationals Park led to the suspension of Saturday’s night’s game between the San Diego Padres and Washington Nationals.

After the top of the sixth inning ended, gunshots from the outside the stadium could be heard. The gunshots could even be heard on the MASN broadcast.

This led to fans panicking and even running onto the field, and the PA announcer told fans to remain calm, explaining that the incident happened outside the stadium.

The Nats released a statement announcing that there was a shooting outside the third base gate, and encouraged fans to exit the ballpark from the center field and right field gates.

Players — such as Padres star Fernando Tatís Jr. — went into the stands to find their family members to bring into the clubhouse.

The DC Police Department announced that at least four people have been shot, and “it appears there is no ongoing threat at this time.”

The Padres-Nats game is scheduled to resume on Sunday at 1:05 p.m. ET.

San Diego had an 8-4 lead when the game was suspended ahead of the bottom of the sixth inning.

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