Man upset over sold-out Ice Cube concert fires, is shot by deputy, police say

A concert with Ice Cube was expected to continue as planned after a shooting Sunday evening in Del Mar, California.


A man who fired shots in a busy area, because he was angry that he couldn’t get into a sold-out concert of the rapper Ice Cube was shot and wounded by a sheriff’s deputy Sunday evening in Del Mar, California, police said.

The unknown suspect was transferred to a hospital. His medical condition is unknown, the police told San Diego FOX 5.

The situation is recorded. The concert is to proceed as planned.

— Del Mar Racetrack (@DelMarRacing) September 3, 2018

The concert was scheduled for the Del Mar Racetrack at the fairgrounds, approximately 21 miles north of downtown San Diego. About 7:30 a.m. Pacific time, the operators of the circuit tweeted that “the situation is contained,” and the concert would be “to continue as planned.”

#UPDATE: Officials confirm that a deputy shot a suspect at the #DelMar Fairgrounds for a #IceCube concert. That person transferred to the hospital in unknown condition. Concert to go on as planned.

— FOX 5 San Diego (@fox5sandiego) September 3, 2018

A video is posted on Twitter appeared to show a man with a gun, with two deputies nearby.

“Drop it!” heard a voice say, then, that the suspect falls to the ground.

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The concert was scheduled to follow a full slate of horse racing on the track, the station reported.

The shootout happened as the last race of the day was underway, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported.

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