A man was shot in the dead across the street from where a Hollywood crew was working on the TV show Chicago Fire. This is the second time in less than a week that shots were fired across from a West Side funeral home where Chicago Fire was filming.
Unlike the shooting last week, no cast members were on set. But unlike last week someone was shot. 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 when Chicago Fire was filming at the same location and all the stars were on set.
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:
“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.
A man was shot in the head Monday directly across the street from a funeral home where Chicago Fire has been filming a scene on the West Side.— CWBChicago (@CWBChicago) September 20, 2022
The show canceled scheduled filming at the site earlier in the day following last week's "shots fired" incidenthttps://t.co/AHAZwgeCmp
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