Fernando Tatis Jr. Said He Was Protecting Little Kids In The Stands When He Allowed Fans Into Dugout During Shooting Outside Nationals Park

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Fernando Tatis Jr. told reporters what he was thinking when he let fans into the dugout after gunshots were heard during last night’s Padres-Nationals game.

On Saturday night, at least four people were shot in a shooting outside of Nationals Park.

The gunshots outside the stadium sounded like loud bangs inside Nationals Park and fans scrambled to safety.

During the chaos, Padres players Fernando Tatis Jr., Manny Machado, and Will Myers opened the gate to the field to allowed fans to get into the dugout for safety.

While speaking to the media on Sunday Tatis said that he was looking to protect the little kids in the stands during the shooting.

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