DINWIDDIE, Virginia (WWBT) – The Dinwiddie Sheriff’s Office says there were reports of multiple gunshots at a Virginia Motorsports Park event on Saturday night.

The sheriff’s office said in a news conference just before 11:30 p.m. that two people were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, but he was unclear if those were from gunshots or from the chaotic scene afterward.

He also said two vehicles were shot, and that there were other incidents outside the park after the initial shooting.

No law enforcement officers were injured.

“We’re extremely lucky,” said Maj. William Knott with the Dinwiddie Sheriff’s Office. “This could have been a lot worse.”

Virginia Motorsports Park is at 8018 Boydton Plank Road in northern Dinwiddie near Petersburg.

According to the park’s Facebook page, there was a “Big 5 State Bike Rally” on Saturday that was expected to draw nearly 10,000 people to the area.

The event, which was scheduled through 11 p.m., included a concert Saturday night with Lil Boosie.




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