The film crew for “Chicago Fire” has been left in shock after a gunman opened fire just steps away from where the Hollywood TV show was being filmed.
The Chicago film industry has been hit a string of scares recently while trying to work in the crime-ridden city.
Many Hollywood productions are filmed in Chicago and they bring in massive amounts of cash and plenty of good-paying jobs.
Filming in Chicago confirmed that the shooting occurred next to the film set but noted that no one was injured.
The shooting incident is just the latest in a very long line of violent criminal acts, as Democrat Mayor Lori Lightfoot allows armed thugs to roam free in Chicago.
A CPD spokesperson said a man “shot at a group of people standing in the 5900 block of West Madison” before fleeing in a dark SUV.
“It happened mid-take,” a film industry source said.
“No one was injured on set, but a bullet did ricochet off some equipment.”
According to CWB:
“A gunman opened fire just yards from where NBC’s Chicago Fire television show was filming on Chicago’s West Side this afternoon, according to law enforcement and industry sources.
“No injuries were reported, but a film industry source said the ‘full cast’ was on-scene, and three cameras were rolling when the gunfire broke out around 1:55 p.m.
“The hit show’s crew was filming exterior shots at A.A. Rayner and Son’s Funeral Home, 5911 West Madison, when a man began shooting from the opposite corner, a source said.
“Law enforcement officers were already on the scene to provide security for the film set, and one of them called out shots fired on the local police radio channel.
“The gunman, a black male with braids, walked out of an alley and ‘fired several shots at people’ while standing on the northwest corner of Madison and Mason, according to the cop.
“He said the shooter jumped into a black SUV and fled through an alley after firing,” CWB reported.
“It’s not clear who the ‘people’ were that the officer saw the gunman firing toward.”
A gunman opened fire just steps from where the Chicago Fire TV show was filming on the West Side this afternoon. No injuries reported. No arrests made. It’s the latest in a string of scares for the Chicago film industry.https://t.co/z9YYw8fe8N
— CWBChicago (@CWBChicago) September 14, 2022
Hello everyone. From my separate sources everything in the story is correct. No one onset was hurt, and production did the right thing every step of the way.production stopped today and I am not sure when it will resume… https://t.co/0UajfqO2Ye
— Filming in Chicago (@filming_chicago) September 14, 2022