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Man Shot at Shoreline Amphitheater After Wiz Khalifa Concert Dies; Police Searching for Gunman

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Police identified the victim as a 38-year-old man but are yet to release his name.

Wiz Khalifa was scheduled to perform in San Diego Saturday night, but an update on the Ticketmaster website shows the event as being canceled.

Police are looking for a suspect in Friday's shooting described by witnesses as a man in his 20’s with short hair, between 5’6″ and 5’8″ tall. At the time of the shooting, he was wearing a black top with perhaps white pants along with a red baseball cap. The weapon fired during the shooting appears to be a black pistol with a large magazine, police said.

Police received multiple calls reporting shots fired at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View after Pittsburgh rapper Wiz Khalifa's "Under the Influence of Music Tour" concert, police said. Outside agencies also responded around 11:05 p.m. to Shoreline Amphitheatre at 1 Amphitheatre Parkway, said police spokesperson Shino Tanaka.

Officers confirmed Friday there was one known victim who suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was taken to a hospital for treatment, where he was pronounced dead.

"We heard seven shots ... And then people started running everywhere," one witness said. "It sounded like they were coming from the backstage."

Nicolas Auriana was also at the concert when he heard loud, popping sounds.

"Maybe a little fireworks or firecrackers," he said.

Auriana was back at Shoreline Saturday night, but this time for the Rascal Flats concert.

Despite what happened Friday night,  he said he does not have concerns about his safety.

"Because I feel it was one incident," Auriana said. "I have been here many times this summer and last summer, and I feel pretty safe."

Detectives are hoping concert goers using social media will help them track the suspect down.

"A lot of this stuff is captured on cell phones and posted to YouTube or Instagram, so we want to see any video before, during, or after," Mountain View police spokeswoman Shino Tanaka

Anyone with any video, photos, or similar evidence of the shooting, or of the backstage area leading up to the shooting, contact (650) 903-6395. The motive behind the shooting still remains under investigation.

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