At the popular TV show’s New York City filming location on Tuesday morning, a crew member from “Law & Order: Organized Crime” was fatally shot.
According to police, Johnny Pizarro, 31, was ‘blasted’ as he was in the driver’s seat of a Honda Civic in the Greenpoint neighborhood of Brooklyn at around 5:15 in the morning, according to the New York Post.
An astonished coworker told the US Newspaper, “It was crazy.”
“I heard nothing — not even an argument. The coworker, who asked that his identity not be published, described the situation as being peaceful and early in the morning.
The gunman went up to Nassau [Avenue] after hearing a single pop. There may have been several shots, but I just heard one bang.
I’m not even sure why or who would do this.
Just before 6 am, according to investigators, Pizarro was confirmed dead after being taken to Woodhull Medical Center.
The suspect, a small, skinny man who fled on foot while wearing a black hoodie and black leggings, was last seen doing so, local police told the New York Post.
It was the 31-year-old man’s duty to clear the roadway so that vehicles related to the show could park. He was from Queens.
The New York Times was informed by Fabien Levy, a spokesperson for Mayor Eric Adams of New York City, that law enforcement officials will “work hard to bring the culprit to justice.”
Our main concern, according to Mr. Levy, is ensuring the safety of all New Yorkers. No shooting is permitted.