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At least 3 people were wounded in a shooting outside Nationals Park

A fan outside of the stadium was one of three people wounded, according to Ashan Benedict, executive assistant chief of police for DC’s Metropolitan Police Department.
CNN journalists inside the stadium reported hearing multiple loud bangs during the bottom of the 6th inning in a game between the Washington Nationals and San Diego Padres.
Fans fled their seats and sought shelter after hearing the gunfire. Benedict said there ultimately was no threat to people inside the stadium.
“I just want to assure the public that at no time during this incident were individuals inside the stadium attending the game in any kind of danger. This was not an active shooter incident and it’s not being investigated as such. Everything took place outside the stadium,” he said.
Fans leave their seats as a shooting took place outside Nationals Park during an MLB game in Washington, DC, on July 17, 2021.
Benedict told reporters that two vehicles were involved in a “shootout” on a street outside of the stadium during the game. Police recovered one of the vehicles but the other remains at-large.
The two other people wounded in the shooting were associated with the recovered vehicle and are now in the hospital being questioned by police, according to Benedict. It’s unclear what their exact involvement was in the incident. Benedict also said those individuals were known to law enforcement.
The fan who was shot, a woman, is expected to recover, Benedict said. Police initially said in statements posted on Twitter that four people were shot.
The Washington Nationals had fans shelter-in-place inside the stadium during the immediate aftermath of the gunfire, according to Scott Fear, vice president for public safety and security for the Washington Nationals. A message on the scoreboard shortly after the shooting told fans to remain inside the baseball park, but it was later updated to say it was safe for fans to leave the stadium.
Fans take cover after apparent gun shots were heard during the game between the Washington Nationals and the San Diego Padres at Nationals Park.
“We held shelter in place for approximately 10 to 15 minutes. At that time we said fans were allowed, not that they had to, but they were allowed to exit through Center Field Gates and Right Field Gates on the other side of the stadium, because MPD had let me know that it was safe enough that they could go outside, out of the gate that way,” said Fear.
The remainder of the game was suspended until Sunday afternoon, the Nationals said on Twitter.
“The suspended game will resume beginning at 1:05 PM ET and be completed as a nine-inning regulation game,” the team said.
Game 3 of the Nationals-Padres series that was originally scheduled to begin at the same time Sunday but will instead be played at the conclusion of the suspended game, the team said.
San Diego Padres star Fernando Tatis Jr. posted on Twitter his appreciation for those who responded to the shooting.
“Hope everyone is safe! Just keep the prayers up thank you everyone that help in the front line! God bless,” he said.

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Nationals Park shooting: Panic as four injured outside baseball stadium in Washington DC

Mobile phone footage shared on Twitter shows nervous crowd members listening to instructions over the loudspeaker. They are told: “The action is outside the stadium.

“At this time we ask that you remain in the stadium.”

Separate footage, taken from an adjacent roof, shows dozens of people running away from the arena.

Police said shots were fired outside the stadium, near the third base gate, at 9.30pm EST on Saturday (1.30am GMT Sunday) as the Nationals faced San Diego Padres.

The game was brought to a halt and will resume at 12.05pm EST on Sunday (5.05pm GMT).

DC Police Department said in a statement: “PD is responding to a shooting in the 1500 block of South Capitol Street, SW, in which two people where shot outside of Nationals Park.

“This is currently an active investigation and it appears there is no ongoing threat at this time.

“Two additional victims associated with this incident walked into area hospitals for treatment of gunshot wounds. MPD is on scene and actively investigating at this time.

“As a result of the shooting incident, tonight’s game has been suspended.”

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Fans sent scurrying after gunshots fired outside Nationals Park during game with the Padres, team reports

A shooting that injured multiple people has been reported outside of the Third Base Gate at Nationals Park, according to the team and DC Police.

WASHINGTON — Four people were shot Saturday outside Nationals Park located in the Navy Yard area of Washington DC, according to the Washington Nationals in a statement after the game was impacted by the developing crime situation.

The shooting happened in the 1500 block of South Capitol Street, Southwest, said D.C.Police.

Two people were found injured from gunshot wounds outside of the stadium, while two other people walked into a hospital in the area following be stuck by bullets, according to D.C. Police.

In videos from the ballpark on social media, fans can be seen running sporadically through the stadium’s concourse after gunshots were heard. Players can also be seen exiting the field of play and fans entering the field of play amid the commotion. 

The Washington Nationals were in the middle of a game with the San Diego Padres. The game has been postponed, according to MASN.

“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,” said the Washington Nationals on Twitter.

Federal and local law enforcement are investigating the shooting. 

At this time, no one that was in the stadium at the time of the shooting was injured.

The shooting comes only hours after Mayor Muriel Bowser and other D.C. and federal law enforcement officials held a news conference following a Friday night shooting in Southeast D.C. that claimed the life of a 6-year-old girl and injured five other people.

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser was at the White House last Monday, joining President Biden and local leaders from around the country who are scrambling to deal with a surge in murders in a number of cities.

The president said one key is stemming the flow of firearms used to commit violent crimes.

There are over 100 shooing deaths in Washington D.C. in 2021.

The D.C. Police Union said this is the earliest the city has recorded 100 homicides since 2003. Over the last decade, the city has, on average, hit the grim mark by Oct. 25.

WUSA9 will continue to provide updates as more information comes into our newsroom.

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Holiday park threatens cancellations unless guests clean toilets in Covid nightmare

Mother Ivey’s Bay Holiday Park in Padstow, Cornwall, has asked guests to volunteer to help clean toilet blocks after staff were told to self-isolate by the NHS Test and Trace app. The Park sent an email titled “Dunkirk Spirit” and said if guests were not prepared to help they might have to cancel bookings.

Owner Patrick Langmaid, 56, says he had no choice but to ask guests to help out due to “desperate times”.

Mr Langmaid said: “I’m not trying to ruin anyone’s holiday, I am genuinely exploring all means to keep the business open while healthy people are still being told to isolate.

“Two out of my 27 members of staff have been pinged from the app. One was pinged because her partner had tested positive and quite rightly isolated. The second received a ping, and was provided with the PCR tests from us. It came back negative as did the several lateral flow tests.

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One disgruntled holidaymaker said: “They use guilt tripping language almost likening this situation to Dunkirk. I can’t believe a holiday might be cancelled if I don’t want to spend my time cleaning the communal toilets. It’s just horrifically inappropriate to ask paying customers to scrub away.”

Mr Langmaid has assured guests that if he is forced to cancel holidays then a full refund will be made but warned that holidaymakers won’t be able to rearrange dates.

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Wembley Park: A city staycation with a vibrant culture and lush greenery

Aside from its firm position in the psyche of an England fan this year, Wembley Park is home to a wide range of hotels, eateries and shops ready to pique the interest of even the most discerning traveller. Upon arrival at Olympic Way, the tourist will be immediately stunned by the view of the stadium – undoubtedly the star of this show. Imposing as much as it is awe-inspiring, the venue is crowned by a staggering arch which appears to touch the clouds.  As one walks closer to the destination, down the steps of the station and through the tunnel, it cannot help but feel like an Alice in Wonderland experience – albeit minus the shrinking potion. Entering Wembley Park is like standing at the entrance to a maze, wondering what the ultimate outcome will be, but relishing the journey nonetheless. 

While the rest of Wembley alludes to the fast pace of London life, mere steps away is a utopia of sorts, with wide open spaces and lush greenery – but combined with sky high buildings and black cabs snaking through the city roads nestled in between. It is clear Wembley Park is attempting to capture the interest of both the City dweller, and those who are looking for a reprieve from fast-paced life. 

Walking across to Engineers Way, there are also a bustling collection of restaurants for all tastes. Pasta Remoli offers a chance to sample authentic Italian cuisine, while coffee aficionados shouldn’t miss out on Blacksheep Coffee. 

BOXPARK is perhaps one of the most major attractions, and with the area complete with stylish apartment blocks enshrouding the walk towards the stadium, it is almost easy to picture oneself living here, and totally immersed in all the area has to offer. 

Nestled in between Wembley Stadium and the comparatively smaller Wembley Arena, after a busy day of enjoying what the Park provides, the weary traveller can lay their head at the impressive four star Hilton London Wembley. 

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But while some may expect a hotel chain to have a disinterested and disconnected feel, this could not be further from the truth. 

Ascending to a stunning nine floors, the hotel acknowledges the footballing past, present and future so integral to the area while maintaining an air of exclusivity. Tourists can benefit from a 24-hour fitness centre, indoor pool, sauna, steam room and on-site restaurants within. 

Guests are able to kick back in a wide variety of rooms, but a particular recommendation is a King Executive suite, complete with a bedroom and a separate area including a sofa, additional TV and desk – to relax after a long day, or to get stuck into work if needed. And views from the hotel rooms on the far side offer stunning scenes over Wembley Park, and a chance to survey what activity to take part in next.

A benefit of staying in this hotel is the ability to get a drink and a bite to eat almost instantly at the establishment’s Sky9Bar, which is complete with its own rooftop terrace. Inside, it is filled with an atmospheric buzz as patrons tune in unwaveringly to the nail-biting England match as Southgate’s men put goals past their opponents. 

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While the outdoor terrace offers a beautiful chance to take in the sunset, with a rooftop view not to be denied, the venue would benefit from an outside atmosphere which could perhaps be present on a busier evening. 

But for those who are looking to widen their options, there are many close at hand – most notably at the London Designer Outlet right next door. The venue includes over 70 shops and restaurants, with premium brands offering 70 percent off retail price.

The venue is the shopaholic’s playground, and it is difficult to know where to get stuck in first. Providing a chance to shop, play and dine there are various endeavours to choose from. 

Whether it’s getting your hands on that perfect fitting pair of Levi Jeans, grabbing shades from the Sunglass Hut for the upcoming promised heatwave, or a new outfit from one of the many fashion options to hit the town in after lockdown, the London Designer Outlet really does seem to have it all. 

However, if it is a deal on shoes you’re looking for, getting there quickly is likely to be your best bet, with queues for Nike and Adidas snaking around the side of the building. Regardless of where you choose to shop though, it is almost inevitable you will leave laden with bags and satisfied with your purchases. 

One particular treat nestled within the outlet is the pop-up truck from Anspatch and Hobday, one of London’s most prominent craft breweries, offering the chance for shoppers to take the weight off their feet while enjoying ice cold beverages and a DJ set with popular music. 

But for foodies, one of the best places to be lies on the top floor of the outlet at Wagamama’s, offering the chance for people to sample a wide range of sumptuous Asian cuisine. 

Some may be enamoured by the delicious main courses – and a Katsu Curry always goes down a treat – but the absolute highlight of the meal comes in the form of impressive side dishes – fluffy pork belly buns with panko apple and sriracha can be washed down smoothly by a glass of the bubbliest prosecco. Alongside this, incredibly tender and tangy vegan ribs are sure to leave meat-eaters pondering whether there really is a difference.

Once retail therapy is complete, a chance to relax is unlikely to go amiss, and taking in the great outdoors is a pursuit which can be enjoyed in the city as much as the countryside.

This is an area which is clearly committed to furthering a green agenda, important to protecting the planet. With wide, tree-lined boulevards and pocket parks, Wembley Park embraces public space, while still managing to cling to the urban-sprawl a mere stone’s throw away. 

Wembley Park contains vibrant splashes of colour and captivating artwork all around, and its free public art trail offers the ideal opportunity to really take it all in. Dynamic murals are interspersed with intriguing photography, and there is even London’s answer to the Hollywood Walk of Fame just outside of Wembley Arena where the handprints of George Michael, Kylie Minogue and Dame Shirley Bassey can be found. 

As restrictions ease, and the UK begins to return to a certain sense of normalcy, the potential of Wembley is once again rising. Steeped in the history of Live Aid, the 1966 World Cup and the 1948 Olympics, the history of the area is not to be denied.

However, with this being said, it is the exciting future hinted at in every turn which makes Wembley Park the ideal city break. 

With a cornucopia of activities, events, shops and restaurants to cater to every taste, one cannot help but wonder what opportunities the area will reveal to its travellers next. 

'Lawless and ignorant!' Britons erupt at video of Chris Whitty being harassed in park

The video, taken in St James’s Park, shows two grinning men grabbing a terrified Professor Chris Whitty as they shout “Oi oi” and say “One photo please? as he attempts to walk away.

The video of England’s chief medical officer being accosted has sparked a furious reaction from Express.co.uk readers.

Commenting on this website, one reader blasted: “Lawless ignorant Britain.. This is the result of lack of Police and kneeling to thugs.. Woke judges giving pathetic sentences and excuses for criminals.”

Another wrote: “Horrific. Get these two idiots off the street now!”

A third simply said: “Idiots.”

Another urged: “Find them and jail them, we cannot allow this behaviour towards public servants. Jail should be mandatory, with no wriggle room.”

A fifth commented: “Absolutely disgusting behaviour and should be prosecuted to send out a strong message.”

One more fumed: “No one should have to put up with kind of abuse its assault end of.”

The Metropolitan Police are investigating after the footage, lasting around 20 seconds, was shared on social media.

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Home Secretary Priti Patel said she was “just horrified” by the incident.

Asked if he needs security measures, she told Times Radio: “I can’t speak about that but it’s important that we make sure that Chris is given the right kind of support.

“It’s terrible to see such an important public figure, someone that day in, day out, has been serving our country in the way in which he has to keep us safe, being subject to just appalling abuse.”

Health Secretary Sajid Javid also condemned the targetting of Prof Whitty.

He said: “I’ve seen the video of the CMO being harassed. It’s appalling and totally unacceptable. The CMO works tirelessly on behalf of the country.

“We will not tolerate this sort of behaviour towards our public servants. The men behaving in this disgraceful way should be ashamed.”

The Met tweeted: “We are aware of a video being shared online showing an incident in St James’s Park. Officers spoke to all those involved at the time and their details were taken.

“We are in contact with the victim and the circumstances continue to be investigated.”

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Martin Lewis verbally abused during park visit with daughter

Martin Lewis has shared an unpleasant experience involving a viewer who swore at him in front of his three-year-old daughter.

It comes after the Good Morning Britain discussed the shocking footage of Professor Chris Whitty being manhandled by a group of men in London.

Susana Reid and Martin discussed their experiences in the public eye, as the Money Saving Expert explained what he had endured when he politely declined to stop and chat to a viewer.

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He was his daughter Sapphire in the park, who was three-years-old at the time.

The man started swearing at him and even walked after him down the street when the presenter tried to move away.

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Martin said: “She was on my shoulders and I was walking along the road with her.

“A man came up to me and he says, ‘You’re the money guy, aren’t you?’ and I said, with a smile ‘Not today. I’m Daddy.’

“I’ve got my little girl and she gets very scared when people that we don’t know approach.”

The viewer said: “Well I just wanna ask you a question,” and Martin added, “I’m so sorry I’m on my way to the playground I really can’t do this right now. She gets a little bit intimidated.”

Martin added: “He started swearing at me and called me the ‘C’ word.

“I’m normally always happy to do it when people come and talk to me on the street. I always smile and answer a question unless I’m in a rush. I’m always polite but my little girl gets very scared.”

The Metropolitan Police are investigating the incident involving Professor Whitty, and said officers spoke to all those involved and took their details.

The actions of the men in the video were condemned by vaccines minister Nadhim Zahawi and Labour MP Jess Phillips who issued a reminder that public figures ‘are human beings’.

Good Morning Britain airs weekdays from 6am on ITV.

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First Lady Jill Biden to visit COVID-19 vaccine event at Minute Maid Park

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — First Lady Jill Biden and Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff are expected to visit Minute Maid Park Tuesday to get a look at the new Astros COVID-19 vaccination event, according to White House officials.

Officials said Biden and Emhoff are staying to watch the Astros take on the Orioles that evening.

Mayor Sylvester Turner spoke at a vaccine clinic Saturday hosted by the Fountain Life Center and stressed the importance of the First Lady and Second Gentleman’s visit.

Turner praised the city for finding different ways to administer the vaccine by going where the people are.

“We are finding creative ways of getting it out, and I think they recognize that and that’s the reason why they’ve added Houston to their list,” Turner said.

The city partnered with Kroger to let people choose among any of the three vaccines approved in the U.S.

Turner remined Houstonians that vaccines are still available and encouraged everyone to continue wearing masks.

Right now, one-half of the city has at least one dose of the vaccine.

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Think you know how to park your car? Video showing the right way to bay park goes viral

A study from Skoda conducted in 2020 found 11 percent of UK drivers or 3,74 million road users java damage their own car while looking for a space to park.

On average drivers have been left with a £396 repair bull to fix damage after a car park shunt.

Four in ten said they had accidentally hit another car with their door with 40 percent hitting a lamppost, tree or car park divider.

Some experts have blamed increasing car sizes for the upsurge in accidents.

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Home burns in north Austin near Walnut Creek park Wednesday

AUSTIN (KXAN) — After a one-day cool down Tuesday, we’re back to the high heat and humidity Wednesday.

High temperatures through the rest of the work week return to the middle and upper 90s, with heat indices over 100 degrees each afternoon. Be sure to take frequent breaks in the shade when working or exercising outdoors, and keep pets cool and hydrated as well.

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