Chicago Shootout Shuts Down Production Of FX Show ‘Justified’ 

The neo-crime TV show about U.S. Marshall who resembles a cowboy, became part of a real-life gunfight storyline this week.

Justified, a neo-crime TV show about U.S. Marshall who resembles a cowboy, is now part of a real-life gunfight storyline.

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FX recently revived the program for a limited series called Justified: City Primeval. But production paused Wednesday night after two cars with dueling shooters crashed onto its Chicago set, Variety reports.

Everyone in the TV show’s cast and crew is safe, according to the report. The incident happened during shooting in Douglass Park. Production will resume on Monday, per Variety.

Deadline reported that Justified star Timothy Olyphant was on the set when the incident occurred. He protected a production assistant from the gunfire, a tipster allegedly told Deadline.

Justified: City Primeval started filming in Chicago on May 22. The spinoff will return with eight episodes. Justified writers such as Graham Yost are developing the show, based on Elmore Leonard’s novel City Primeval.

The spinoff takes place seven years after the conclusion of Justified, according to Deadline. The original series’ last episode aired in April 2015.

Wednesday’s gun incident happened a day after a Law & Order: Organized Crime crew member was fatally shot. The deadly incident occurred while the 31-year-old man worked on that show’s set in New York, per Forbes.

The crew member was reportedly in his car, enforcing a parking ban for production of the show early Tuesday morning. A gunman opened the driver’s car door and shot him multiple times in the face and neck, Forbes said.

Responders took the man to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The name of the crew member still appears to be under wraps. It is unclear why the gunman shot him.

Law & Order: Organized Crime producers NBC and Universal Television reportedly said they are “incredibly saddened” by the situation.

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