'Law & Order' crew member murdered at NYC set
NEW YORK - A man working at the set of 'Law and Order: Organized Crime' was fatally shot in Brooklyn on Tuesday morning.
It happened on a street in Greenpoint that was being used as a set for the TV show. 31-year-old Johnny Pizarro was a contractor who was tasked with securing street parking for vehicles for the production.
Pizarro was sitting in a car holding a parking spot when a man walked up to him and shot him multiple times in the head and neck.
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The Queens resident was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The NYPD's crime scene unit was at the scene for hours collecting evidence and going door-to-door trying to find neighbors who might have seen something.
The network confirmed that Pizarro was a crew member for the series, a spinoff of the long-running "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit." It is in production for its third season and scheduled to air this fall.
"We were terribly saddened and shocked to hear that one of our crew members was the victim of a crime early this morning and has died as a result," NBC and Universal Television said in a statement. "We are working with local law enforcement as they continue to investigate. Our hearts go out to his family and friends and we ask that you respect their privacy during this time."
Police sources told FOX 5's Lisa Evers that there is a chance the shooting may not have had anything to do with the parking spot but may have been a targeted hit.
No arrests have been made in the case.
With the Associated Press.