Eagle Lane in the Brisbane CBD will be closed tonight after a man in his 20s was shot dead today during the filming of a music video for Australian hip-hop group, Bliss n Eso.
Police said the incident happened just before 2pm inside Brooklyn Standard, the popular live music venue. Brooklyn Standard will remain closed while police investigate the incident. Neighbouring Mexican restaurant Chingón will also be closed tonight.
During a press briefing (ABC coverage embedded below), Detective Inspector Tom Armitt said the shooting occurred during the filming of a music video that involved several firearms. “As a result of the use of those firearms one of the actors has received wounds to the chest and has subsequently died from his injuries,” he said. “At this point in time, Queensland Police are conducting a criminal investigation.”
Bliss n Eso management has since released a statement over email confirming the man's death during filming for the group. “We are able to confirm the death of a person occurred today at the filming of a Bliss n Eso music clip,” it read. The group was not on-site at the time.
Brooklyn Standard has issued a statement on its Facebook saying none of its staff were hurt or involved in the incident. “We are doing everything we can to help the police investigation at this time,” the statement read. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of the individual involved, and we appreciate your respect and understanding at this time.”
If you’re planning a trip to the city tonight, avoid Eagle Street and the northern end of Queen Street. Eagle Lane remains closed, with disruptions in the Central Plaza precinct.
For more information on the shooting, follow ABC's coverage here.