‘Chicago Fire’ Stops Production After Shooting Near Set: Reports

A close call. Filming on the set Chicago FireNBC’s series reportedly came to a halt abruptly after a shooting took place just blocks away.

According to CWB Chicago, the show was filming on Madison Street on Chicago’s West Side when a gunman fired several shots from a corner opposite the show’s location. 

The shooting took place while the cast of the drama was in the middle of a take. However, no one was hurt and the shooter fled the scene in a black SUV. The incident is still being investigated by police.

Chicago Fire — along with Chicago P.D. Chicago Med — all hail from creator Dick WolfWe regularly shoot on location in Windy City.

The three procedurals made headlines several times in recent months. P.D.Late last month, we announced that the original cast member had been added. Jesse Lee SofferThe crime drama will end after its 10th season.  

“I want to thank the incredible fans for their unwavering support during the past 10 years and want to express my deepest gratitude to Dick Wolf and everyone at Wolf Entertainment, Peter JankowskiMatt OlmsteadDerek HaasMichael BrandtRick EidGwen Sigan, NBC, Universal Television, my fellow castmates and our incredible crew,” Soffer, 38, said in an August statement to Variety. “To create this hour drama week after week has been a labor of love by everyone who touches the show. My time as Det. Jay Halstead.”

Hours after the news broke the following morning, theIn TimeActor took to Twitter to express his gratitude to his loyal fans. “Just want all the fans to know how grateful I am. We do it because of you guys! It’s been an honor. Love you all,” he wrote via TwitterAt the time. 

The New York native starred on the hit show since its premiere in 2014 — even making his debut as Detective Jay Halstead during the season 2 debut of Chicago FireOne year ago. 

FireAfter it announced Tuesday the death of its onset Dalmation (who had worked on the show for seven-years),, for its part, captivated attention in May. 

Christine Mahaney, the dog’s trainer, confirmed Tuesday’s passing via social media at the time, writing, “It breaks my heart to share that Tuesday passed away on Sunday, May 22, due to unforeseen kidney issues. This may be the most difficult post I ever make.”

The post continued, “The love from you, Tuesday’s fans, over the past 4 years has been immense. It will be a lasting memory to welcome her into your homes and hearts. Tuesday loved being a part the set and working with the cast. Chicago Fire family. Her tail never stopped wagging. She truly was very special.”

The crew and cast of his funeral were saddened. 

“Heartbroken to learn my little buddy is gone,” Daniel KyriDarren Ritter, her owner, was played by Darren Ritter. “Sending all my love to her trainer today. I got to spend time with her on set & do all the fun stuff but you took care of her when the cameras weren’t rolling.”