In light of the Monday morning shootings at the Naval Sea Systems Command headquarters, which is a few blocks away from Nationals Park., the Nationals have postponed their game against the Braves.
The series opener was set for 7:05 p.m. ET Monday. Instead the teams will play a split doubleheader on Tuesday, with games at 1:05 and 7:05. The announcement came 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."
As of the latest announcement, police said at least 12 people are dead and others wounded after a shooter opened fire at the facility on Monday morning.
"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."