A crew member of Law & Order: Organized Crime was shot dead on the set of the NBC drama series.
The man, a 31-year-old parking attendant, was killed while sitting in a car on the New York set of the Universal Television-produced series, according to police reports. Production was shut down for that day.
The victim, who has not been named as family and has not been notified, was reportedly in a vehicle in Greenpoint this morning when he was shot at around 5:15 am. He was taken to hospital and pronounced dead around 6 a.m. ET. No arrest has been made yet.
“We were very 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. We are working with the local police as they continue the investigation. Our hearts go out to his family and friends and we ask that you respect their privacy during this time,” said a spokeswoman for NBC and Universal Television.
Law & Order: Organized Crime was in the process of filming its third season. The spin-off of the venerable crime franchise stars SVU‘s Christopher Meloni as Elliot Stabler, a member of the NYPD’s organized crime unit.
The series follows organized crime bureau detectives as they work to dismantle New York City’s most vicious and violent illegal businesses. Danielle Moné Truitt, Ainsley Seiger and Nona Parker Johnson also star in the series, which is run by Bryan Goluboff.