A man was fatally shot in an ambush on the set of “Law & Order: Organized Crime” while working for parking enforcement for the show early Tuesday in Brooklyn.
The 31-year-old victim was in a car on the 200 block of North Henry Street in the Greenpoint neighborhood when he was attacked around 5:15 a.m., New York City police said.
According to police, a suspect opened the car door and fired, hitting the victim in the face and neck.
The victim was taken to hospital and pronounced dead around 6 a.m., police said.
Officials said the victim was hired as an outside agent to clear parking lots to make way for trucks. According to the police, the shooting would have taken place when the set was not yet active.
The victim has not been identified pending family reports.
The suspect is described as a man of thin build, about six feet tall, last seen wearing a black hoodie and black pants, police said.
No arrests have been made in the case.
A spokesperson for NBC and Universal Television said in a joint statement: “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.”
“We are working with local law enforcement officers as they continue the investigation,” the statement continued. “Our hearts go out to his family and friends and we ask that you respect their privacy during this time.” NBC and Universal Television are owned by NBCUniversal, the parent company of NBC News.