Notorious TV and film accidents

‘Law & Order: Organized Crime’ crew member shot and killed on set

Stars Insider

20/07/22 | StarsInsider

MOVIES Accidents

A lot goes into making good media. Producing a film or TV show takes blood, sweat, and tears. Sometimes the process can seriously injure a member of the cast or crew, or even claim an innocent life.

On July 19, a 31-year-old crew member on the set of ‘Law & Order: Organized Crime’ called Johnny Pizarro was shot and killed. The parking production assistant was sitting in a car on set in Queens, New York, at around 5:15 am, when an unidentified person walked up to the car, opened the door, and shot him in the head and neck. The suspect was seen running from the scene and has not yet been apprehended.  

The show's producers NBC and Universal Television released a statement shortly after the incident: “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. We are working with local law enforcement as they continue to investigate.” The fatal shooting of a crew member on set is still a raw and painful subject after the death of Halyna Hutchins in October 2021, after a prop gun held by Alec Baldwin misfired. 

Explore this gallery to find out which other productions featured cast and crew who were seriously injured or worse during filming.

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