Gunfire Halts ‘Justified’ Filming One Day After ‘Law & Order’ Shooting

Production of the sequel to the hit present Justified was stopped in Chicago on Wednesday night time when two vehicles exchanging gunfire broke by way of the set’s barricades, in keeping with a Friday report from Deadline.

The taking pictures marks the second time gun violence has affected a tv set this week after a crew member of Law & Order: Organized Crime was killed Tuesday in New York City.

Deadline stated the forged and crew of FX’s Justified: City Primeval took cowl through the incident and nobody was injured, however shell casings have been reportedly discovered on the set, positioned close to Douglass Park, afterwards. No different details about the incident was instantly accessible.

“The Chicago Police Department is committed to ensuring members of the city’s vibrant film and television community are able to do their jobs safely,” the Chicago Police Department stated in an announcement in response to the incident. “We work in close coordination with the Chicago Film Office, the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, and the Office of Emergency Management and Communications to ensure production crews have the resources necessary to feel safe and secure while filming in the city’s neighborhoods.”

Timothy Olyphant at a premiere
Gunfire reportedly halted manufacturing of the sequel to the present “Justified” on Wednesday night time. Above, “Justified” star Timothy Olyphant is seen on the present’s season 5 premiere on the DGA Theater on January 6, 2014, in Los Angeles.
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On Tuesday morning, Johnny Pizarro, who labored for an organization employed by NBC to carry parking areas for the manufacturing of Law & Order: Organized Crime was killed whereas implementing parking restrictions in Brooklyn, New York. Pizarro was sitting in a automobile when an assailant opened the automobile’s door and fatally shot him within the head and neck, in keeping with police.

The suspect continues to be at-large. A spokesperson for New York City Mayor Eric Adams instructed The New York Times that legislation enforcement officers have been working “diligently” to seek out the gunman and that “[n]o shooting is acceptable.”

“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,” NBC and studio Universal Television stated in a joint assertion on Tuesday about Pizarro’s demise offered to Variety. “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.”

Law & Order: Organized Crime movies in New York City, as does the associated applications Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (SVU) and the unique Law & Order. Former SVU actor Christopher Meloni stars in Organized Crime.

Timothy Olyphant, who has appeared in Deadwood and The Mandalorian,is reprising his position as U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens within the revamped Justified sequence. The authentic present ran from 2010 till 2015, and the eight-episode restricted sequence Justified: City Primeval is claimed to happen seven years after the unique present’s ending.

Deadline reported {that a} supply instructed the outlet that Olyphant shielded a crew member throughout Wednesday’s gunfire, however that declare has not been confirmed.

Newsweek reached out to FX for remark.

Update 07/23/22 8:30 a.m. ET: This story has been up to date to incorporate an announcement from the Chicago Police Department.

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