A San Diego County sheriff's deputy shot a man Sunday after he pulled a gun and fired several shots when he was told he couldn’t get a ticket to a sold-out Ice Cube concert at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, authorities said.
Sheriff’s Department officials said the man, whom they identified Monday as 22-year-old Daniel Elizarraras of Escondido, had gone to a ticket window about 6:40 p.m. and became upset when he was told none were available.
“An argument ensued and nearby deputies responded,” a Sheriff’s Department statement said. “The man pulled out a silver plated semi-automatic handgun and fired several shots into a crowded area. Deputies engaged and returned fire.”
The shooting, which occurred during the final race of the day, created a chaotic scene at the venue. Elizarraras was transported to Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, and the sheriff’s office said he was stable “and he is expected to survive.”
At least one video posted on Twitter appears to show a female sheriff’s deputy pull her gun and fire what sounds like four rounds after a man standing near an entrance gate is seen pointing a weapon in the air.
The sold-out show, drawing about 18,000 people, was part of the 2018 Del Mar Summer Concert Series. At 7:22 p.m., the Del Mar Racetrack tweeted that the “situation has been contained” and said the concert “is moving forward as planned.” By 8:30 p.m., the rap concert had begun.