Queen Latifah's Film Crew Witnesses Gunfire in NYC

August 17, 2009 By:
Queen Latifah's Film Crew Witnesses Gunfire in NYC

Queen Latifah’s new movie is off to a rocky start! Production on the film Just Wright wasn’t scheduled until today, but the film crew was out last night in New York City to prep for today’s shooting schedule.

According to a police report, the film crew was prepping for a scene at a housing block in the Chelsea district of New York City, when gunfire erupted at a nearby housing project.

According to the NY Daily News, three bullets ended up hitting an unidentified man in the torso and leg, after he was parking his car in front of the building. He had gotten into a heated argument with two other men on the street.

Members of the film crew witnessed the entire thing, and one says he saw the man lying on the street yelling out for help. Feliberto Rivera was hanging up “no parking” signs on the street when the shooting occurred. He tells the Daily News, "I was waiting for him to get up, but he did not. He yelled, 'Help! Help!' The neighbors kept saying, 'Get up!' Then the ambulance came."

The victim was in stable condition at St. Vincent's Hospital in Manhattan on Sunday.

No arrests have been made in the case, but production on the film has been pushed back since the incident. Looks like it’s time to find a safer set!