Del Mar shooting – Jockey flung from horse as shots are fired during televised race in California ahead of Ice Cube concert

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SHOTS were fired at Del Mar race course in California during a live televised competition – as crowds gathered for an Ice Cube concert.

Shocking footage caught the moment commentators screamed “there’s gun fire at the track” and a jockey was flung from his horse.

Cops confirmed they shot a man after he fired a gun into the air outside the venue, where people had gathered waiting for the rapper to perform.

The gunman has been rushed to hospital in an unknown condition, and there are no other injuries.

Rider Drayden Van Dyke, was thrown from his spooked steed during the gunfire.

TV pundits could be heard fleeing as the drama unfolded live on TVG.

A man holds a silver gun to the sky and shoots it causing mass panic at Del Mar
A deputy shoots down the gunman as punters scream around them
Cops try to revive the shooter in harrowing video posted on social media
Terrified punters hid in the Del Mar kitchens during the gun drama
Cops rush to the scene after gun shot rang out during the race

Harrowing footage on social media show cops treating the shot man as people quiz staff on what happened.

Another shows terrified punters hiding in the Del Mar restaurant kitchens.

Police rushed to the site and cordoned off the area.

The TVG staff and Van Dyke were unharmed.

Panicked punters took to social media as the drama unfolded around them,

One wrote: “Was watching final race at Del Mar when shots rang out.

Gun shots were heard as horses crossed the finish line in Del Mar
Punters run for cover as a man suddenly raises a gun above his head and fires

The shooting happened during the final of ten races
AP:Associated Press

“Was leaving and outside main gate police and fire personnel went into action. Guns drawn.

“Then massive response of law enforcement still continuing.”

Just moments before shots rang out, the race course tweeted; “We are officially SOLD OUT for the Ice Cube concert.

“Parking and admissions gates are now closed.”

Half an hour after the shooting it tweeted again that the concert was due to go ahead as planned.

Some people criticised the decision, with one posting: “I mean just because 1 person was able to get a gun in there doesn’t mean there’s not 10 more in there.

“I’m sure it’s safe. Party on.”

Del Mar Thoroughbred Club racetrack in the seaside city of Del Mar, California, 20 miles north of San Diego.

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