‘Shades of Blue’ Shoot Interrupted by Alleged Real-Life Shootout, Cast and Crew Safe

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Filming of NBC’s police drama Shades of Blue, which stars Jennifer Lopez, was interrupted by two separate security incidents on Wednesday, Oct. 12, according to a report by Deadline.

The show was filming in Brooklyn, New York’s Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood when shots were heard near the set. Initial reports suggested that men had stormed the set with guns, but this turned out not to be true. According to Hollywood Life, security took necessary precautions but filming continued after the first incident.

The second incident occurred after Lopez had left the set for the day. Guest star Kathryn Kates had only recently arrived and was in her trailer when she says she heard a commotion outside.

“I arrived late in the day around 4:30 and there were police cars when I arrived—and I was told there had been gunshots—but I don’t know what happened with that,” Kates said, according to Deadline. She continued about her day but was interrupted later that night. “We heard a commotion outside, then banging on my door and female voices pleading to let them in… two PAs rushed in saying they were being threatened and, had she not locked the door, whomever was outside would have gotten in.”

Kates says she was about to call 911, but the security crew handled the situation and everyone was escorted to a trailer closer to the set. The final scene of the night, an outside shot, was cancelled.

Details on what exactly happened are hard to come by. A spokesperson from the NYPD told Deadline that there were no reports of shots fired and no one from the set called 911. Everyone on the cast and crew of Shades of Blue is safe.