Saturday 24 June 2017

Actor killed filming music video scene 'with firearms'

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Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

An actor has been killed while filming a scene for an Australian band's music video.

Queensland state Police Detective Inspector Tom Armitt said the man died at a bar in the city of Brisbane while filming a scene that involved several firearms.

He declined to release the name of the band, though confirmed they were Australian.

During the scene, several actors fired their guns and the victim somehow suffered wounds to his chest. No-one else was injured.

Mr Armitt said it was not immediately clear whether the guns were loaded with live ammunition or blanks. Blank cartridges can still cause injuries if fired at close range.

Police did not release the actor's name.

"I can't tell you whether they are live or real firearms," Mr Armitt told reporters.

"I can't tell you the type of ammunition that were being used. That will be a subject of the investigation."

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