Shooting at Virginia Motorsports Park, 2 injured

PUBLISHED Sat, April 01, 2017 - 10:58pm EDT
Credit: Jasmine Turner

Police and other emergency services are at the scene of a shooting at the Virginia Motorsports Park in Dinwiddie County, officials and witnesses say. Two people have been taken to an area hospital for treatment. (more)

The incident happened just before 9 p.m. ET on Saturday when thousands of people were attending the 2nd Annual Spring Fest bike rally at the Virginia Motorsports Park. The event was scheduled to include a concert by rapper Lil Boozie.

Witnesses reported that multiple gunshots were heard before Lil Boozie got on the stage, prompting scores of people to flee in panic. Two people were hit by gunfire and suffered non-life-threatening injuries, according to the Dinwiddie County Sheriff's Office.

Amid a chaotic scene and a massive emergency response, the incident was initially reported as a "mass casualty incident" with reports of up to seven injured people. Deputies confirmed at a press conference at 11:30 p.m. that only two people had been injured.

Investigators believe that the first shot or shots were fired near the stage, followed by additional shots at various locations in the park. Other details about the circumstances were not immediately known. No arrests have been made so far.






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