An active shooter was in the downtown area of San Diego at the same time that the Rock ‘n Roll San Diego Marathon was taking place.
Apparently, the shooter was a female and was taken into custody, found underneath a car in a downtown San Diego parkade. Unconfirmed reports indicate that she was involved in a car accident before firing off shots.
PRESS RELEASE – Rock ‘n Roll Marathon
“At 11:43 a.m. PT, race officials were made aware of a situation that required the 2018 Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Marathon & 1/2 Marathon to be stopped. The situation involving an active shooter who was engaged with local law enforcement was not related to today’s race. Officials in conjunction with first responders activated their critical incident protocol. By 11:45 a.m., the course was shut down and approximately 4,900 athletes were rerouted into a designated safe zone.
While the race was officially stopped, law enforcement gave the clearance at 11:56 a.m. PT for runners to resume their progress towards the finish line and the post-race finish area where they were able to meet up with their family and friends. We are incredibly grateful for the quick response and partnership with first responders as we worked together to keep our athletes safe.
We will be following up with additional communication to athletes who were impacted by the race stoppage.”