Shooting Postpones Braves at Nationals Game

Prayers to the families of the folks who lost their lives and those who were wounded.

Prayers to the families of the folks who lost their lives and those who were wounded.

The Washington Nations have postponed Monday night’s game against the Braves, due to the shooting at Naval Sea Systems Command headquarters, which is a few blocks away from Nationals Park.

The Braves and Nationals will play a split doubleheader Tuesday to make up the game.  The games will start at 1:05 p.m. ET and 7:05 p.m. ET.  The announcement was made around 3:15 p.m. ET.

“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,” the team said in a statement. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and their families.”

According to the latest reports, 12 people are dead and others wounded at the hands of a shooter who entered the place on Monday morning.  The latest reports have also speculated that there could be additional gunmen that may be loose in the area.

“The safety of our fans is our utmost priority,” the team’s statement said. “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.”

About Jim Hart

Jim has covered the Atlanta Braves since 2008 for local and national broadcast news organizations. He also appears regularly talking Braves baseball on WCCP-FM in Clemson, South Carolina, and the ESPN Radio affiliate, 1420 Sports in St. Augustine, Florida.