A 31-year-old man was shot in the face while managing parking on the set of the NBC drama series ‘Law & Order: Organized Crime’, according to reports from New York.
The victim, who was sitting in his car in Brooklyn around 5:15 a.m. on Tuesday, July 19, was shot multiple times after someone approached him and opened his door for him, according to WABC. He later died at an area hospital.
He was tasked with several tasks for the TV production, including putting up “No Parking” signs, according to CBS2. The Daily News reports that he was also “providing security and guarding the material trucks”.
None of the “Law & Order” cast and crew were on set at the time of filming, according to WNBC.
The victim is a resident of Queens, WABC reported, but he has not been publicly identified. An NBC spokesperson called him a crew member for the spin-off series “Law & Order” starring Christopher Meloni.
“We were terribly saddened and shocked to learn that one of our crew members was the victim of a crime early this morning and died as a result,” reads the statement sent to Entertainment Weekly. “We are working with local law enforcement as they continue to investigate. Our thoughts are with his family and friends and we ask that you respect their privacy during this time. »
No arrests were made during the shooting. Police were looking for a suspect described as “a 5ft 4in male with a slim build who was wearing a sweatshirt, black hoodie and black pants,” The Wrap reported.
Local resident Ian Oberholtzer told the Daily News that camera crews are common in the area, but murder is “not the kind of thing you expect from the block”.