An actor has been shot and killed while filming a scene for an Australian band’s music video which involved “several firearms.”
Johann Ofner, 28, of the Gold Coast, died after he was shot in the chest while filming a scene for Australian hip-hop group Bliss N Eso’s music video. According to the Courier Mail, Ofner was shot with a double-barreled shotgun.
Film crew members performed CPR until police and paramedics arrived, but Ofner, a stuntman and carpenter who was to be featured on new reality show “Australian Ninja Warrior” later this year, died at the scene.
The music video was being shot in the Brooklyn Standard, a bar in Brisbane’s central business district, the Courier Mail reported. The venue had been rented out for the video shoot.
Bliss N Eso confirmed the death on the group’s Facebook page, saying that the band members were not on the set when Ofner was shot.
“The three of us are extremely upset and shaken up by this, and our hearts and prayers go out to the victim’s family and friends, as well as the cast and crew who were involved in the clip today,” the band’s statement read.
Ofner posted video to his Facebook page last August that he indicated was his audition video for Australian Ninja Warrior.