An Australian actor has been shot dead during the filming of a music video for hip-hop group Bliss n Eso.
Johann Ofner, reportedly in his 20s, died after being shot in the chest while filming a scene which included firearms at the Brooklyn Standard bar on Eagle Lane in Brisbane, Australia on Monday afternoon (23Jan17).
Detective Inspector Tom Armitt told reporters that the Australia hip-hop stars weren't present at the time and police would be conducting a criminal investigation into the incident.
"During the filming of that scene, several firearms were used," he said. "As a result of the use of those firearms one of the actors has received wounds to the chest and has subsequently died from his injuries... We do not know specifically how those injuries occurred at this point in time..."
He added he couldn't say whether the firearms were live or fake or what type of ammunition was being used, but did confirm the deceased was an actor in the scene.
"No other actors were injured, no other persons who were present were injured," he continued.
The management for Bliss n Eso released a statement to confirm the news, and added, "The video production crew and our team are currently working with the police in their investigation and we are unable to provide further comment at this time."
The band had reportedly issued a casting call for actors to play businessmen, taxi drivers and drug dealers in the promo clip.
The Brooklyn Standard bar, which was closed to the public and rented out for the shoot, remained closed on Monday evening while police continued their investigation.
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