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

Del Mar Racetrack in California

A shooting reportedly occurred Sunday in Del Mar, CA during the final lap of a horse race. and shortly before Ice Cube was set to take the stage there.

Commentators could be heard screaming "there's gunfire at the track" as the race took the place.

Witnesses said the man had fired three shots and that sheriff's deputies had tried to stop him with a Taser before opening fire, CNN affiliate CBS 8 reported.

Within minutes there was a heavy police presence as San Diego County deputies streamed into the track and a helicopter was seen overhead.

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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".

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". He was told no more tickets were available.

It has been reported by several local news outlets that a sheriff's deputy was shot but no civilians were injured in the incident.

The suspect was transported to Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and his condition is unknown at this time.

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A witness posted video from near the entrance to the fairgrounds with audio of gunshots and video of police surrounding a man rolling on the ground.

The shooting happened close to an area within the race track where rapper Ice Cube is scheduled to perform a sold out show later on Sunday night.

No other details were immediately known.

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