Gunman Opens Fire Steps Away From Where Hollywood TV Show Was Filming In Chicago

The worst mayor in America, Chicago’s Lori Lightfoot, is out of her depth and is starting to do real damage to that midwestern city. With precarious finances, the city cannot afford to see an exodus of high-profile businesses.

But it is starting to happen. Lightfoot lost the NFL team, the Chicago Bears, to the suburbs and saw Boeing and Caterpiller move their headquarters from the city. Many other business leaders are hinting they may be next.

Many Hollywood productions are filmed in Chicago and they bring in massive amounts of cash and plenty of good-paying jobs. But after a gunman opened fire steps from where the hit TV show, Chicago Fire, was filming, she may lose that meal ticket too if she doesn’t start doing her job rather than letting armed thugs roam free.

A CPD spokesperson said a man “shot at a group of people standing in the 5900 block of West Madison” before fleeing in a dark SUV.

“It happened mid-take,” a film industry source said. “No one was injured on set, but a bullet did ricochet off some equipment.”

According to CWB:

“A gunman opened fire just yards from where NBC’s Chicago Fire television show was filming on Chicago’s West Side this afternoon, according to law enforcement and industry sources.

“No injuries were reported, but a film industry source said the “full cast” was on-scene, and three cameras were rolling when the gunfire broke out around 1:55 p.m.

“The hit show’s crew was filming exterior shots at A.A. Rayner and Son’s Funeral Home, 5911 West Madison, when a man began shooting from the opposite corner, a source said.

“Law enforcement officers were already on the scene to provide security for the film set, and one of them called out shots fired on the local police radio channel.

“The gunman, a Black male with braids, walked out of an alley and “fired several shots at people” while standing on the northwest corner of Madison and Mason, according to the cop.

“He said the shooter jumped into a black SUV and fled through an alley after firing. It’s not clear who the “people” were that the officer saw the gunman firing toward,” CWB reported.