Del Mar racetrack shooting: Gunfire heard at prestigious California racetrack

03 September, 2018, 18:27 | Author: Bert Pena
  • A concert featuring Ice Cube was expected to go on as scheduled following a shooting Sunday evening in Del Mar Calif

Shocking footage caught the moment commentators screamed "there's gun fire at the track" and a jockey was flung from his horse.

Witnesses said the man had fired three shots and that sheriff's deputies had tried to stop him with a Taser before opening fire, CNN affiliate CBS 8 reported. However, a video posted on Twitter appeared to show a man holding a handgun, with two deputies nearby.

The man had been trying to buy a ticket to the concert featuring the rapper Sunday at the Del Mar Fairgrounds in San Diego, the department said in a statement.

Sheriff's deputies responded by returning fire, hitting Elizarraras multiple times in the torso and arm.

Within minutes there was a heavy police presence as San Diego County deputies streamed into the track and a helicopter was seen overhead. He was taken to a local hospital where he is expected to survive his injuries.

No one else was injured.

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Many concert goers left following the shooting, but Ice Cube went on as scheduled.

No further details were immediately available.

You can hear six gunshots in a video posted by a person just inside Del Mar Fairgrounds in San Diego before an Ice Cube concert on Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018.

As is our special events protocol, substantial law enforcement and private security was on site in anticipation of the event.

We also are thankful for the work and training our personnel have done with the Sherriff's Department regarding possible active shooter incidents.

Shots rang out at the crowded venue around 7 p.m.

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