Monday night's game between the Washington Nationals and Atlanta Braves was postponed due to the shooting that reportedly killed at least 12 at the nearby Naval Sea Systems command headquarters.
The shooting also resulted in the death of at least one gunman. The area around the ballpark has been filled with police activity for most of the morning and afternoon.
The Nationals released a statement on the tragedy:
All of us here in the Nationals organization were deeply saddened to learn of the tragic events that occurred this morning only a few blocks from Nationals Park. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and their families.
In light of the circumstances, we have decided to postpone tonight’s game against the Atlanta Braves. Additional information will be distributed in the coming hours.
The safety of our fans is our utmost priority. As we have throughout the day, the Nationals security personnel will continue to work closely with all levels of law enforcement to reinforce the already high level of security in place at Nationals Park.
The Nationals said the teams will play a doubleheader on Tuesday, with games at 1 and 7 p.m. ET.
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