Del Mar race course shooting - jockey flung from horse during chaos

Shooting breaks out at California's Del Mar race track

Shooting breaks out at California's Del Mar race track

While there were no confirmed reports of additional injuries at the time of publication, TVG confirmed that all of its personnel were safe and accounted for.

Shots were reportedly fired during a horse racing event at the Del Mar Fairgrounds in Del Mar, Cali., around 20 km north of San Diego, according to local media reports.

- A San Diego sheriff's's deputy shot a man at the Del Mar racetrack who officials say pulled out a gun and fired it at the ticket window after he learned that rapper Ice Cube's concert had been sold out.

The unidentified man was taken to Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla.

The concert, for which tickets were sold out, was scheduled to follow a full slate of horse races at the track, the station reported.

The shooting took place during the 10th race.

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The sheriff's office said the suspect was "down" and had been taken to hospital.

The racetrack tweeted less than an hour later that the situation has been contained and the concert was moving forward.

We are aware of an ongoing San Diego Sherriff's Department investigation into an incident on the Del Mar Fairgrounds today in advance of a concert featuring the artist Ice Cube.

Twitter videos were shared showing TVG's on-air coverage of a race at the track and an announcer could be heard shouting "there is gun fire at the track".

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.

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