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Del Mar Fairgrounds: Deputy-involved shooting leaves gunman wounded

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Warning: The video above taken after the shooting may be disturbing to some viewers and contains some adult language. 

EDITOR'S NOTE: A previous version of this story had reported that the suspect had died from the gunshot wounds as reported by witnesses. This story has been updated to state that the suspect was injured and not killed. We regret the error.

DEL MAR (NEWS 8/CNS) - A man wounded in a deputy-involved-shooting at the ticket window of the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club was publicly identified and remained hospitalized Monday, authorities said.

Daniel Elizarraras, 22, of Escondido had stable vital signs at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and was expected to survive, San Diego County sheriff's Lt. Rich Williams said.

The shooting was just before 6:40 p.m. Sunday at the Del Mar Fairgrounds at 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., San Diego County sheriff's spokeswoman Lt. Karen Stubkjaer said.

Rapper Ice Cube was set to perform and Elizarraras wanted to buy a ticket to the concert, Stubkjaer said.

Nicole Diaz said the tension started when people were redirected to a different gate after they had just purchased passes. Diaz said a fight broke out. "There was so much chaos when they started fighting. About 20 people were trying to pull other people off. It happened so fast. These were grown men fighting over six dollar tickets," she said. 

After being denied entranced to the concert, the Sheriff's Department said Elizarraras fired a gun into the air. Diaz was standing just feet away from where Elizarraras started shooting. "He put his gun in the air, shot three times. He was kind of walking in a circle." 

Deputies tased the Elizarraras and then opened fire on him when tasing him did not work. 

"The man pulled out a silver plated semi-automatic handgun and fired several shots into a crowded area. Deputies engaged and returned fire, said Stubkjaer.

No deputies or civilians were hurt, authorities said.

Elizarraras' family remained at his bedside Monday. 

The Ice Cube concert went on as planned Sunday night. Ice Cube thanked his fans who came out to see him and gave a word of advice. And fans responded with some kind words.

Michael A. Schwartz, Executive Director for San Diego County Gun Owners PAC, released the following statement:

"In response to the shooting at the Ice Cube concert at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, the San Diego County Gun Owners PAC calls on the 22nd Agricultural Board to discontinue events that invite violence and, instead, support events that promote family, safety, and law-abiding San Diegans, such as the Crossroads of the West gun show.
 
Where's the moral outrage towards the Del Mar Fairgrounds and the Agricultural Association board of directors? The Agricultural Board permitted a rap concert performed by an artist with a history of glorifying violence, drug dealing, gang culture, and degrading women. Guess what happened? Sure enough, violence breaks out with a gun. Yet, the board is entertaining the idea, based on so-called moral grounds, of discontinuing the gun shows attended by thousands of law-abiding San Diegan families who learn gun safety. The board wants to close down or demand additional security for family-oriented events, but then they allow Ice Cube concerts.
 
Their hypocrisy is obvious: The fairgrounds board has lost all moral authority. We call on the board to realign their priorities with the rule of law and support events that promote safe, legal, responsible activities for families to enjoy, such as the annual county fair and the gun shows."  

Videos shared on Twitter, like the one below, show TVG's on-air coverage of a race at the track and an announcer can be heard around :30 seconds into the video shouting "there is gun fire at the track." 

The Del Mar Fairgrounds says races went on as scheduled on Monday.

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