According to authorities, Johnny Pizarro was discovered around 5:15 a.m. on a residential street in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, with several gunshot wounds to the head and neck.
The 31-year-old Queens resident was rushed to the hospital and pronounced dead. Police were conducting an investigation and have not given any information about suspects or a motive.
News pictures from the scene showed police tape closing off a street and traffic cones in places where automobiles would regularly be parked. According to the report, no filming was taking place at the time of the shooting.
The network confirmed that Pizarro was a crew member for the series, a spinoff of the long-running “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.” It is in production for its third season and scheduled to air this fall.
“We were terribly saddened and shocked to hear that one of our crew members was the victim of a crime early this morning and has died as a result,” NBC and Universal Television said in a statement. “We are working with local law enforcement as they continue to investigate. Our hearts go out to his family and friends and we ask that you respect their privacy during this time.”