Actor shot dead while shooting video in Australia

Actor shot dead while shooting video in AustraliaA man in his 20s has died while shooting a music video for Australian hip hop duo Bliss n Eso at a Brisbane bar.

Queensland Police reported the man was shot in the chest and described the fatality as a "workplace incident".

Authorities are investigating the incident at Brooklyn Standard bar in the city centre around 2.00pm local time (3.00am GMT).

Police said the shooting was believed to be accidental but that a criminal investigation had been opened.

"During the filming of that scene several firearms were used," said Queensland state police detective inspector Tom Armitt.

"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."

Mr Armitt said "a number of bullets" were used during filming, but he could not confirm if it was live ammunition.

Members of the crew shooting the music video tried to resuscitate the man before the paramedics arrived, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

No one else was injured.

The band was not at the bar when the shooting happened.

The group said in a statement: "We are able to confirm the death of a person occurred today at the filming of a Bliss n Eso music clip.

"The band were not on site at the time.

"The video production crew and our team are currently working with the police in their investigation and we are unable to provide further comment at this time."
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