Timothy Olyphant and the cast and crew of Justified: City Primeval are expected to return to work on Monday after shooting shuts down Chicago set
- Production on Justified: City Primeval is expected to resume Monday
- The set was shut down after two cars in a rolling gun battle broke through barricades Wednesday, July 20
- No one was injured, but shell casings were found at the scene
- Timothy Olyphant will reprise his role as Deputy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens in the limited series
- On Tuesday, July 19, a crew member on Law & Order: Organized Crime was gunned down while saving parking spaces for the production crew
- No one has been arrested and no motive has been discovered in the murder
- Production has resumed on the Law & Order: Organized Crime set
Production is expected to begin again Monday on the set of Justified: City Primeval in Chicago, according to Deadline.
The set was shut down Wednesday after after two cars broke through barricades where the drama was filming. According to witnesses the people in the cars were in the middle of a rolling gun fight.
The cast and crew reportedly hit the ground and took cover when they heard the bullets. No one on the set was injured in the incident that took place near Douglass Park, but shell casings were found on the ground near the scene.
Back to work: Timothy Olyphant, 54, is expected to return to work Monday, along with the rest of the cast and crew to the set of Justified: City Primeval, after production was shut down following a shooting near the set Wednesday
No arrests have been made.
The Chicago Police Department released a statement following the incident which read, ‘The Chicago Police Department is committed to ensuring members of the city’s vibrant film and television community are able to do their jobs safely.’
‘We work in close coordination with the Chicago Film Office, the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, and the Office of Emergency Management and Communications to ensure production crews have the resources necessary to feel safe and secure while filming in the city’s neighborhoods.’
Shooting: The cast and crew took cover when two cars engaged in a rolling gun battle crashed through barricades designed to keep people away from the set. No one was injured; seen in 2015 in Hollywood
Reprise: The actor is reprising his role as Deputy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens, which played for six years on Justified. In City Primeval, the plot is set several years after Givens leaves Kentucky for Miami
In Justified: City Primeval, Timothy Olyphant, 54, reprises the role as Deputy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens, which he played for six years on Justified.
In this spin-off, the plot is set several years after Givens left Kentucky for Miami.
A chance encounter on the highway takes him to Detroit, where he runs into bad guy Clement Mansell (Boyd Holbrook), aka The Oklahoma Wildman, a violent, sociopath who’s already given Detroit police the slip and he plans to do it again.
Just one day before the incident in Chicago, violence erupted on the set of Law & Order: Organized Crime in New York.
Tragedy: The set of Law & Order: Organized Crime, starring Christopher Meloni as Det. Elliot Stabler, was shaken on Tuesday, when a crew member was gunned down while saving parking spaces for the production crew. No one has been arrested; seen Wednesday in NYC
Police there confirmed that Johnny Pizarro, a 31-year-old crew member, was gunned down in his car as he was saving parking spaces for the production Tuesday. The set was shut down for the day so police could investigate, but at this time investigators have no suspect and no motive for the killing.
Christopher Meloni, 61, stars as Detective Elliot Stabler, in this franchise spin-off.
In a statement from NBC Universal the company said, ‘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. 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.’