BROOKLYN (PIX11) — A man was fatally shot in the face near the set of “Law & Order” in Brooklyn Tuesday morning, according to law enforcement sources.
Authorities found Johnny Pizarro, 31, with multiple gunshot wounds to the head and neck inside a red car parked near 229 North Henry St. around 5:15 a.m., sources said. Three shell casings were found inside the vehicle, sources said.
The victim was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said.
The man works for Broadway Stage Company and was reserving parking spots to film a new episode of “Law & Order,” an NYPD spokesman said.
A witness said he was sleeping in his vehicle across the street from the incident when he was awoken to the sound of three gunshots, according to sources. The witness also saw an unidentified man fleeing the scene, sources said.
There have been no arrests and the investigation is ongoing.
News photos from the scene showed police tape blocking off a street where traffic cones stood in spots where cars normally would be parked. No filming was going on at the time of the shooting, according to an NBC spokesperson.
The network confirmed that Pizarro was a crew member for the series, a spinoff of the long-running “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.” It is in production for its third season and scheduled to air this fall.
“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,” NBC and Universal Television said in a statement. “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.”