TV and film productions have always had their share of on-set dangers. In the wake of the tragic ‘Rust’ shooting, firearm safety has become a huge topic of conversation. Unfortunately, sometimes tragedy can come from outside forces, as well.
A 31-year-old parking enforcement worker was shot and killed recently while on the New York City set of ‘Law & Order: Organized Crime.’ The victim has not yet been identified. The shooting occurred this morning at around 5:15 AM, Deadline reported.
A spokesperson for NBC Universal said that the studio was shocked and saddened by the news. The company is working with the police as they investigate the matter. No arrests have been made in connection with the shooting.
“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. 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 shooting occurred as Law & Order: Organized Crime was in the midst of filming its third season. The show is a spin-off of the popular Law & Order series and stars Christopher Meloni from the highly-rated ‘SVU.’ There is no word on when production will resume.
Filming locations for television and movies have always had their hazards. It is a tragedy that somebody from outside the production seems to have taken a life senselessly. Everyone at Thirsty sends our condolences to the family, friends, cast, and crew.