Man Shot in Head across Street from Filming of Hollywood TV Show in Chicago

A man has been shot in the head just across the street from where a Hollywood crew was filming the TV show “Chicago Fire.”

The brutal incident is the second time in less than a week that shots were fired across from a West Side funeral home where the show is being filmed.

Unlike the shooting last week, no cast members were on set.

However, while no one was injured last week, a man was shot this time.

A 40-year-old man inside the car was in critical condition at Loyola Hospital with a gunshot wound to the head, according to Chicago police.

According to CWB Chicago:

“A Chicago police officer assigned to secure the movie set outside A.A. Rayner and Son’s Funeral Home, 5911 West Madison, radioed ‘shots fired at the Chicago Fire production scene’ at 3:28 p.m. Monday.

“Officers found two bullet-riddled cars directly across the street from the funeral home on Madison Street.

“According to a film industry source, Chicago Fire was supposed to return to the funeral home for production on Monday, but the decision was made not to due to last week’s incident.

“According to the source, crew members went to the funeral home on Monday to remove equipment used to make buildings appear to be on fire for the TV show,” CWB Chicago reported.

Last week a gunman opened fire steps from where the hit TV show, Chicago Fire, was filming.

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.”

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According to CWB:

“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.”

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By David Hawkins

David Hawkins is a writer who specializes in political commentary and world affairs. He's been writing professionally since 2014.

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