Gun Battle in Downtown L.A.? Don’t Worry; It’s Just ‘NCIS: L.A.’

If you happen to see a bunch of guys running around and shooting at each other on Thursday, don’t be alarmed — it’s just pretend. This time.


If you happen to be in downtown Los Angeles on Thursday and happen to see a gunfight, along with a presence from the bomb squad, continue to go about your business — it’s only an episode of “NCIS:  Los Angeles” filming.

Los Angeles Superior Court issued an alert on Tuesday, warning that an episode of the series will be filming at Grand Park between Grand Ave. and Hill St., which will feature quite a bit of potentially havoc-inducing boom-boom.

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Specifically, the shoot will entail live gunfire, police vehicles, and bomb squad and ambulance picture cars — in short, just a slight variation from your typical Thursday downtown.

The shoot, which involves authorities chasing a bomb suspect through Olive Court and the North Fire Lane in Block 2 of the park, kicks off at 6:30 a.m. The gunfire will tale place between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., so have fun trying to concentrate on your work Thursday morning.

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Deputy sheriffs will be on hand with sandwich boards to alert the public about the shooting.

The shoot will wrap between 6:30 and 7:30 p.m.

Last month, a shoot for CBS’s “Person of Interest” in New York, after bystanders spotted actors brandishing prop firearms during an outdoor filming became alarmed. Responding to emergency calls, the authorities saw that shooting had begun before NYPD supervisors had arrived, causing the shoot’s permit to be pulled.