Shots Fired Outside of Ice Cube’s Sold-Out Concert In Del Mar

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A Del Mar, CA deputy shot and wounded a man who fired several shots in a crowded area.  The violence apparently started after the man found out that an Ice Cube concert was sold out.

The man has been identified as 22-year-old Daniel Elizarraras. Police took the suspect to the hospital, where his condition remains unknown.

The Ice Cube concert was slated to take place at the Del Mar Racetrack on the fairgrounds on Sunday, September 2nd.  Around 7:30 pm PT, racetrack staff tweeted that a situation had been contained and the concert would be moving forward as planned.

The incident quickly spread all over social media, where people began sharing clips of the shots fired.

TMZ managed to get video of the man shooting the gun before he was shot by the deputy. In the video, you can see the man fire two shots into the air with a pistol before return fire can be heard.

In the next video, you can see the aftermath of those shots fired by the deputy with two police officers yelling at the crowd to get back and another yelling at the suspect to get down and stay down.

The shots fired also caused one of the jockeys in a race to be thrown from his horse amid the chaos.

The shooting took place at the box office for the Del Mar Fairgrounds after staff informed Elizarraras that the Ice Cube concert scheduled for later that day was sold out.

Later reports suggest Elizarraras was hit multiple times in his torso and arm.  He is expected to survive his injuries.  Ice Cube responded to the tragedy in a tweet saying,

“I feel bad for the people who left the show, but I totally understand.  Moral of the story: Come see ya homie Cube, but leave the strap at home.”