This July 15, 2016 photo shows Del Mar Racetrack in Del Mar, Calif. Authorities say a man who was told no more tickets were available for an Ice Cube concert at the California racetrack was shot by a sheriff's deputy after the man fired a gun into a crowd. The San Diego County Sheriff's Department said the man pulled the gun Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018, at the ticket window at Del Mar Fairgrounds and fired several shots before the deputies shot him. (Misael Virgen/The San Diego Union-Tribune via AP)

Suspect shot after gunfire at California racetrack

September 03, 2018 - 12:05 pm

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A man who was told there were no more tickets available for an Ice Cube concert at a California racetrack was shot Sunday night by a sheriff's deputy after the man fired a gun into a crowd, authorities said.

The man, identified Monday as 22-year-old Daniel Elizarraras of Escondido, pulled the gun during an argument at the ticket window at Del Mar Fairgrounds and fired several shots, the San Diego County Sheriff's Department said in a statement.

Deputies returned fire, the statement said.

Elizarraras was taken to a hospital and listed in stable condition, sheriff's Lt. Rich Williams said.

The racetrack tweeted less than an hour after the shooting that the situation had been contained. The concert took place as planned.

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.

Two deputies appear to holster their guns as one shouts at a gathering crowd to "get back, get back, get back." Passing concert-goers can be heard shouting expletives after the shooting.

In a broadcast of the track's final race of the day that was posted on Twitter, an announcer can be heard saying, "There's gunfire at the track," as horses move along the turf course, the Union-Tribune reported.

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.

"We take consolation in the fact that no patrons, officers or security personnel were injured in the incident," the statement said.

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Associated Press writer Michael Balsamo contributed to this report.