Shooting breaks out at California's Del Mar race track

03 September, 2018, 21:23 | Author: Clarence Schmidt
  • Shooting before Ice Cube concert leaves deputy wounded gunman 'down'

CBS 8 in San Diego reports that the shooting occurred toward the end of the race day as fans were transitioning to attend a free Ice Cube concert at the Del Mar Fairgrounds that was part of an ongoing summer concert series in tandem with horse races.

A video of the shooting that was posted on Twitter records the sounds of several shots being fired before a man falls to the ground.

Just before 7.30pm, the Del Mar Racetrack tweeted: 'The situation has been contained.

As the crowd panicked and fled, nearby deputies shot the man, leaving him lying on the sidewalk. "Deputies engaged and returned fire".

The alleged shooter was reportedly taken down by police before being rushed to hospital with gun shot wounds.

As the field for the race pulled up past the finish, TVG host Todd Schrupp exclaimed, "There's gunfire at the track".


The San Diego Sheriff's department confirmed to Fox 5 that one person was injured in the shooting.

Police stand near barricades at Del Mar Racetrack where shots were fired ahead of an Ice Cube concert. Broadcasters calling the race live reportedly began shouting, "There's gunfire at the track, there's gunfire at the track", before cutting out the audio, The Blast reports.

The Del Mar Thoroughbred Club said in a statement that under its special events protocol, substantial law enforcement and private security were on site during the event.

Inside the venue, the evening's final horse racing event was taking place.

Ambulances and helicopters were also seen shortly after the shooting.

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