‘Chicago Fire’ Halts Production After Filming Near Oak Park Set, Police Confirm Shooter ‘Fled Scene’

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“Chicago Fire” was forced to halt production after shots were fired near where the NBC show was filming on Wednesday, the Chicago Police Department confirmed to Fox News Digital.

Authorities responded to the scene shortly after 1:45 p.m. when an “unknown offender, armed with a handgun, fired at a group of people standing in the 5900 block of W. Madison Street” near the Oak Park neighborhood of the city.

While “no one was hit”, the suspect fled in a “dark colored SUV” and detectives are investigating the shooting.

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A shooting near the shooting of "chicago fire" Wednesday, stop production of the NBC show.  No one at the scene was injured, according to Chicago Police Department officials.
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A shoot near the set of “Chicago Fire” on Wednesday halted production on the NBC show. No one at the scene was injured, according to Chicago Police Department officials.
(Adrian S. Burrows Sr.)

The incident happened while filming the NBC show outside the AA Rayner and Son funeral home.

Several security personnel were at the scene of the Dick Wolf drama, which stars Jesse Spencer, Kara Killmer, David Eigenberg and Lady Gaga’s ex-fiancé Taylor Kinney.

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Last month, Chicago PD reportedly ordered two commanders to divert officers to production sets after authorities responded to an incident where a suspect “ignited and threw an unidentified object” near a movie set in the University of Illinois.

"chicago fire" the actors were safe after a shooting near the production set on Wednesday (pictured from season 10.)

The ‘Chicago Fire’ cast were safe after a shooting near the set on Wednesday (pictured from season 10.)
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Weeks prior, productions were halted on FX’s “Justified: City Primeval” when the occupants of two vehicles exchanged gunfire near set.

“The Chicago Police Department is committed to ensuring that members of the city’s vibrant film and television community can do their jobs safely,” a CPD spokesperson told Deadline in a statement. communicated at the time.

“We are working closely 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 they need to feel safe during the filming in the neighborhoods of the city.”

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Fox News’ Larry Fink contributed to this report.

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