Don Cheadle ‘Not Dead’ After Reportedly Being Caught In Gun Fire
House of Lies star Don Cheadle is safe and sound after gun fire reportedly erupted while filming on Friday.
“Holy sh*t, I’m dead,” Don wrote on Twitter after reports surfaced that he was caught in a gun fight while filming the Showtime hit.
Co-star Kristen Bell also wrote on Twitter in response to Don’s tweet, writing, “I’m sitting right next to him, he’s definitely not dead.” Later adding, “I am like 99% sure he’s not dead …wait a min … #zombiedon.”
On Friday, TMZ reported that while shooting a scene at Nickerson Gardens housing project in South Central L.A, crowds began to linger around the filming location. Members of rival gangs were allegedly among the crowd and at one point the gangs became aggressive which escalated to gun fire.
According to the report, Don, Kristen and guest star T.I. had just finished a scene when shots were fired. Cops were called to the scene but upon arrival, the crowed including the alleged gang members had already dispersed.
“We are aware of reports that shots were fired at Nickerson Gardens in Los Angeles where Showtime’s House of Lies filmed earlier today,” Showtime later said in a statement. “Series stars Don Cheadle, Kristen Bell, guest star T.I and the shooting crew were not there at the time of the shooting. They had already moved to another location and were not in danger at any time.”