The Chicago Fire TV series experienced its second brush with gun violence in less than a week Monday when a man was shot in the head near the show’s production site.
The shooting reportedly occurred outside the A.A. Rayner and Son’s Funeral Home on the west side of Chicago across the street from where the show is filmed.
“Officers found two bullet-riddled cars directly across the street from the funeral home on Madison Street,”CWB Chicago “Another vehicle sped away from the scene, carrying the victim inside. A 40-year-old man inside the car was in critical condition at Loyola Hospital with a gunshot wound to the head, according to Chicago police.”
According to police, nine bullet casings were found near the crime scene. Police have yet to make any arrests.
Unlike last week, no cast members were on site at the moment of the shooting, with industry insiders noting that production halted well into Monday as a result of last week’s incident when a gunman opened fire “just yards”NBC had been filming away with its three cameras, and all the cast.
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“It happened mid-take,”A source in the industry said that at the time. “No one was injured on set, but a bullet did ricochet off some equipment.”
CWB Chicago highlighted the many instances of the Democrat-controlled city’s film community being impacted by gun violence.
A rolling gun battle had broken down trailers and bullets flew into Cinespace Chicago Film Studio on the West Side earlier in the summer. Chicago Med television series. There were no injuries reported, and the police didn’t believe that the show or its studio had been intended targets.
In the South Loop last month, a man reportedly lit an object and threw it toward the set where Justified was filming. The police said that the “object did not explode and no injuries were reported.”
Days later, top Chicago police executives ordered several neighborhood patrol districts to send some of their cars to secure movie sets across the city, CWBChicago reported.
Netflix’s smash hit series Mexico’s Narcos also experienced a tragedy in 2017 when a producer for the show, Carlos Muñoz Portal, was gunned down while scouting locations in Mexico.
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