Police were searching for two suspects who reportedly fired in the direction of staffers on the set of “The Rookie.”
LOS ANGELES, CA — A shooting near the set of the television show “The Rookie” triggered a police search in Los Angeles Thursday afternoon.
Witnesses told police two suspects aimed in toward an area where the set’s security officers were stationed fired and fire three shots just before 3 p.m. Thursday. The filming was taking place in the area of Hartford Avenue and West Fifth Street near Los Angeles Center Studios, Officer William Cooper of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Media Relations division. The star of the ABC series, Nathan Fillion, was onset at the time, TMZ reported.
The bullets struck a building near the set location, TMZ reported. Officers searched for the shooters, but they got away. Police did not release descriptions of the suspects.
No injuries were reported and there is no known motive for the shooting, Cooper said.
The show is based on the story of real-life LAPD Officer William Norcross, who moved to Los Angeles in 2015 and joined the department when he was in his mid-40s. He became the department’s oldest rookie officer.
City News Service and Patch Staffer Paige Austin contributed to this report.