Man opens fire, gets shot by police outside Ice Cube concert: Authorities

Man opens fire, gets shot by police outside Ice Cube concert: Authorities

Ice Cube, who once rapped "shotgun bullets is bad for yo' health", was due to perform at San Diego's Del Mar Racecourse on Sunday.

A disgruntled concertgoer was shot by police outside a concert by Ice Cube at Del Mar racetrack in San Diego on Sunday night.

"The shooting is now being investigated by the Sheriff's Homicide Unit", the department said in a statement.

About 7:30 p.m. Pacific time, the operators of the racetrack tweeted that "the situation has been contained", and the concert would be "moving forward as planned". Commentators screamed "there's gunfire at the track", before abandoning their posts and fleeing.

Authorities said a man fired his gun near the race track and a deputy returned fire.

Video provided by Fox San Diego showed deputies struggling with a man in a white shirt on the ground.

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 sold out show was part of the 2018 Del Mar Summer Concert Series, with shows taking place on the Seaside Stage, at the west end of the racetrack's Granstand. No one else is believed to have been injured in the incident. The man pulled out a silver plated semi-automatic handgun and fired several shots into a crowded area.

"As is our special events protocol, substantial law enforcement and private security was on site in anticipation of the event", Del Mar Thoroughbred Club said in a statement.

Del Mar's final day of racing will begin at 2 p.m. tomorrow as scheduled.