Fear at the stadium. During the baseball game on Saturday night between the Washington Nationals and the San Diego Padres, in the US capital, a dozen gunshots are heard outside the sports facility.
The match is immediately suspended and spectators advised to leave the stadium.
The police intervened quickly and reassured: “There is no threat”. The toll is three injured. Two of the injured people were in one of two cars involved in the shooting, while the third is a woman who had just left the stadium and was standing on the sidewalk.
There was panic in the stands: the announcements leaving the stadium caused chaos among the public, who immediately sought shelter hearing the alarm of a possible gunman ringing over the loudspeakers. The players on the pitch have reunited with the families present and have been removed.
The episode comes on a violent weekend for Washington. Another shooting, this time on Friday evening, caused five injuries and one victim, a five-year-old girl. The shots were fired from a moving car and, according to the police, there was a personal quarrel behind the shooting. The child, who was rescued immediately, was immediately transported to the hospital but by now it was too late. Police have announced a $ 60,000 reward for providing information on the killer.
However, Washington is not the only violent city in the country.
The number of homicides in large American cities last year rose by an average of 30% and the Biden administration and police fear that the easing of anti-Covid restrictions will cause a spike in violence during the summer.
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