According to CWB-Chicago, the Chicago Fire were forced to shut down production due to a shooting that took place near their indoor yard. Units were located on Madison Street near the Oak Park neighborhood, filming an outside scene at A.A. Rayner and Son’s Funeral Home when a man fired several shots from the street corner across from the location. There were no reports of injuries, but the CWB notes that a significant number of cast and crew were present during the incident and the cameras were rolling.
While the CWB quoted a source as saying that a stray bullet hit the camera, Hollywood Reporter says that this statement is false. The magazine added that the production was immediately closed for the day in accordance with the show’s safety guidelines. The police immediately responded to the incident, as they were already at the scene guarding the film crew and actors, but the suspect could not be apprehended.
This is the third destructive incident to take place in Chicago on a TV set this summer. The CWB reports that a trailer owned by a Chicago Med film crew was hit by a stray bullet in a shootout earlier in the summer, and in August, someone set it on fire and threw it at the crew of an upcoming film. Justified” revival. No one was hurt in any of these incidents.