DINWIDDIE, VA (WWBT) - Dinwiddie deputies are spending the Fourth of July holiday investigating a double shooting. Investigators say two men were struck at a party near the 16000 block of Hamilton Arms Road early Tuesday morning.
Thankfully, the victims do not have life-threatening injuries. One was hit in the foot. The other was struck in the side abdomen, according to deputies. Both victims are recovering at Southside Regional Medical Center in Petersburg.
A recent Dinwiddie high school graduate, Cydney Talmage, attended the party and said the gathering was fun, until a fight broke out, and then gunfire.
"We saw everybody fighting. We saw the gunshots, and we ran to the car," said Talmage.
Talmage said a lot of the young people at the party were recent Dinwiddie High School graduates, looking to celebrate the holiday. However, she said things got tense when word spread of someone armed with a gun. A fight broke out between a group of guys, and then gunfire followed.
"Everybody was running. It was chaos," described Talmage. "All I heard was gunshots everywhere, so I just took off running. I was trying to get to the car."
Dinwiddie Sheriff's deputies combed the property for evidence on Tuesday afternoon. A tow truck pulled cars stuck in the mud, off the front lawn of the property. One of those cars had several bullet holes, according to the tow truck driver.
LaShay Yates, another Dinwiddie High School graduate, lives up the road from the house, but did not attend the party. However, Yates says she heard the gunfire after she rode by the party on her way home.
"We could hear gunshots as people were leaving the house," said Yates. "Everybody just can't come out and have a good time. There's always somebody who ruins it."
Investigators are asking anyone who knows anything about what happened at the party to please call Dinwiddie Crime Solvers at 804-861-1212 or the Dinwiddie Sheriff's Office at 804-469-3755.
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