Chicago Fire stops filming after filming near the show’s set

Chicago Fire halted filming on Wednesday (September 14) after a gunman opened fire on a group of people standing near the NBC set.

The Chicago Police Department said in a statement that an unknown gunman fired at a group of people standing near the production set around 1:45 p.m., before leaving the scene in a dark SUV.

According to authorities, no one was injured and the incident is currently under investigation.

Darren Ritter and Christopher Herman, Chicago Fire Season 8

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This is one of several near-shooting incidents in Chicago in recent months.

FX’s Justified: City Primeval, a limited-series revival of the Western crime drama, shut down filming in July after two cars crashed through the set’s barricades. According to information, the two drivers were involved in an argument.

A few weeks later, it was reported that someone had lit and thrown an “incendiary device” onto the set, although the device did not explode.

No one was injured in either incident.

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“I think it was a pretty traumatic experience for the cast and crew to be anywhere near that kind of shooting,” FX network chief John Landgraf said after the first incident. “A lot was done to take a break and make sure everyone was okay, and we were [increased] security.”

After the incident, production was halted for a few days and a trained security team consisting of former Navy SEALs, Army Rangers and a hostage negotiator was brought in.

This is likely Chicago Fire will continue to take similar precautions as it remains unclear when filming will resume.

Chicago Fire Season 11 will premiere on September 21st on NBC.

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