Man shot dead outside Law & Order: Organized Crime set in New York City

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A parking enforcement worker was shot and killed Tuesday morning outside NBC's Law & Order: Organized Crime set.

EW confirmed with Detective Adam Navarro of the NYPD that an unidentified 31-year-old man was sitting inside a vehicle at 229 N. Henry Street at 5:15 a.m. local time in Brooklyn's Greenpoint area, when an assailant opened his door and shot him multiple times in the face and neck. He was rushed to the NYC Health + Hospitals/Woodhull medical center, where he was pronounced dead at 5:55 a.m.

Navarro says no arrests have been made, but describes the male perpetrator as around 5'4'' with a thin build and a medium complexion. He was reportedly wearing a black hoodie and black pants.

Law and Order Organized Crime Chris Meloni
Law and Order Organized Crime Chris Meloni

Virginia Sherwood/NBC Christopher Meloni on 'Law & Order: Organized Crime.'

Navarro also notes that it is unclear whether the victim was a direct employee of the Law & Order series spin-off's production or if he was contracted to do "parking enforcement" to make sure "nobody parks in the location" of the production.

EW reached out to representatives for NBC for more information on the shooting and the victim's employment status, and the network and Universal Television responded with a statement.

"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," the note reads. "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."

Law and Order Organized Crime Chris Meloni
Law and Order Organized Crime Chris Meloni

Eric Liebowitz/NBC Christopher Meloni

Law & Order: Organized Crime stars franchise veteran Christopher Meloni as Detective Elliot Stabler, who first appeared on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit in 1999.

Organized Crime debuted in April 2021 with Meloni in the lead role, and has thus far aired two seasons. It was recently renewed for season 3, and is set to premiere with new episodes later this year.

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