Deputy shoots man who fired weapon at California racetrack

Posted September 03, 2018

The shooting at the Del Mar racetrack took place as a concert by the rapper Ice Cube was scheduled to start soon.

A man shot by an officer after he opened fire at the Del Mar Fairgrounds was in stable condition on Monday, authorities said.

Sheriff's deputies received reports of gunfire at the fairgrounds at around 7 p.m. A video of the incident that was posted on Twitter records the sounds of several shots being fired before a man falls to the ground.

Ice Cube tweeted at his fans, "come see ya homie Cube... but leave the strap at home".

According to local news reports, the shooter reportedly pulled out a gun and fired three shots into the air as tensions grew in the concert queue.

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As the crowd panicked and fled, nearby deputies shot the man, leaving him lying on the sidewalk. A man in a black and white uniform with a walkie-talkie on his belt was then shown trying to restrain another man. The man, identified as 22-year-old Daniel Elizarraras, was taken to hospital and is expected to survive, the San Diego Sheriff's Department stated. Nobody else except the suspect was injured in the incident.

The exchange of gunfire occurred just before Ice Cube was set to take the stage as part of Del Mar's Summer Concert Series, his performance set to be the last show of the summer schedule.

Del Mar's official Twitter account said at 6:37 p.m. PT that the concert was officially "sold out". "The concert is moving forward as planned".

CBS 8 reported that two people were injured.