A Law & Order: Organised Crime crew member was shot and killed near where the show was filming in Brooklyn, New York City on early Tuesday morning local time.
The crew member, who has only been identified as a 31-year-old man, was in his car on North Henry Street near Norman Avenue in Brooklyn when a gunman opened the vehicle’s door and shot him in the head and neck multiple times, according to multiple publications.
The victim was taken to Woodhull Medical Centre, which is where he was pronounced dead at 5.55am. The gunman, however, immediately fled the scene following the shooting, according to the NYPD.
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The crew member was not on the set of the show at the time of filming, however, The Wrap is reporting he was setting up parking restrictions around Law & Order: Organised Crime‘s Tuesday filming location at around 5.15am, when the unidentified gunman approached him. No arrests have been made at this time.
Universal Television and NBC, the companies behind the series, have since issued a statement about the incident, which was obtained by People.
“We were terribly saddened and shocked to hear that one of our crew members was the victim of a crime early this morning and has died as a result,” part of the statement read.
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“We are working with local law enforcement as they continue to investigate. Our hearts go out to his family and friends and we ask that you respect their privacy during this time,” the statement concluded.
According to Deadline, production of Law & Order: Organised Crime was shut down for the day following the crew member’s death.
Law & Order: Organised Crime, a spin-off series of Law & Order starring Christopher Meloni as Detective Elliot Stabler, is in the process of filming its third season, which is scheduled to air in September.
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