A Philadelphia teenager was shot dead steps away from where scenes of “Dead Man Down,” a mob thriller starring Colin Farrell, was to be filmed Tuesday morning.
Philadelphia police say 18-year-old Robert Sneed stepped outside a corner grocery store around 4 p.m. and was shot multiple times in the torso. He was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.
The shooting was the result of an argument, police said.
Cops tell the Philadelphia Daily News that a witness saw the shooter run into a nearby house with two other men. That witness alerted police to the address, and cops took all three men into custody and found a handgun hidden in a closet inside the row house, Chief Inspector Scott Small told the paper.
The investigation is ongoing and so far no charges have been filed.
Nearby crew members who were setting up when the gunfire erupted described the scene as “crazy” and “surreal.”
But for production assistant Sean Traynor it was all very ironic.
“Dead man down,” Traynor told the Philadelphia Daily News as he stood shaking his head, waiting with other crew members a block from where the murder victim fell. “Irony.”