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Washington Nationals game postponed in wake of shooting

2:31 PM, Sep 16, 2013   |    comments
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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In the wake of a deadly shooting at nearby Navy Yard, the Washington Nationals have postponed their scheduled Monday game until Tuesday afternoon.

The Navy Yard shooting that left at least 12 dead and three in critical condition has effectively shut down a large swath of southeast Washington. The Washington Nationals Stadium has decided to postpone their scheduled showdown against the Atlanta Braves until Tuesday at 1 p.m. as a result.

The stadium's close proximity to the shootings has made it a useful tool for police working to reunite families with those affected by the shootings. The majority of victim and survivor families have been told to wait in parking lot B of the stadium.

Nationals officials said this in an official statement, "In light of the circumstances, we have decided to postpone tonight's game against the Braves. Additional information will be distributed in the coming hours."

As of 3 p.m., gates were to open at 10:45 a.m. for the rescheduled game.

NBC News Washington

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