Washington D.C. baseball fans were horrified Saturday night when a shootout involving two cars occurred just outside the Nationals baseball stadium.
According to CBS Sports, the shots could be heard clearly by the many fans who were sitting inside the stadium watching the game, some of whom fled to the nearby team dugouts to find cover.
The gunfire was even audible to fans watching and listening to television and radio broadcasts of the game.
The D.C. Police Department stated the incident sent three people to the hospital—two suspects who were directly involved in the shooting, as well as a woman who was attending the game but had been outside the stadium when the shots rang out.
Since the event, the internet has been struck by the words of an eight-year-old girl who was in the ball park and witnessed the entire thing.
Viewers of her video interview were heartbroken to hear this was the second time she's been in an active shooter situation like this.
In a tweet posted by The Tennessee Holler, 8-year-old Faris Nunn explained how quickly it all happened.
"I saw people looking that way. And I didn't know what was going on until I heard someone say get down, so I just started going under the seats."
When she elaborated on another key detail, the stark context of a trauma like this came into view.
"It was my second shooting. So I was kind of prepared ... because I always am expecting something to happen."
For Twitter users who saw the video, Nunn's hauntingly casual explanation was worth a thousand words.
The events of Saturday night had a clear impact on parents who hoped to bring their children to the game on the following day.
WUSA 9 spoke to many parents who were forced to acknowledge the dangerous realities that became so clear on Saturday.
One parent, for example, shared how she consulted the park map to gauge the situation.
"Our seats are right by a door or an exit. So yeah, we're good. We're right behind the bullpen. So we're in the back and we know how to get out."
But as we've seen so many times in the USA, these tragedies tend to fade from view.
Until the next one comes along.