Firing at Film City near Amitabh Bachchan's shooting site, 1 dead

Two unidentified motorcycle borne assailants opened fire at Kalia Maidan in Mumbai's Film City in Goregaon on Friday, very close to where megastar Amitabh Bachchan was shooting, killing the owner of a security agency.

Raju has been admitted to a local hospital for treatment.

Bachchan, who said the incident took place just 20 feet from where he was shooting, tweeted that a person was killed in the "gangwar shootout". According to police, the assailants struck around 2 PM at one of Mumbai's most favoured shooting locations.

Raju Shinde is in critical condition after the shootout
Raju Shinde is in critical condition after the shootout

Raju Shinde, 45, who was seated on a chair under a tree suffered bullet injury and was taken to Nanavati Hospital, they said. He has been pronounced dead.

Unidentified men on two bikes opened fire at Kalia Maidan in Filmcity on Friday afternoon injuring a contractor identified as Raju Shinde. Three rounds of bullets were reportedly fired out of which one hit him in the stomach

Meanwhile the assailants left behind one of the bikes and made their escape good on the other. Investigations into the matter are currently underway.

The two assailants, who are yet to be identified, opened fire at Shinde, who owns the security agency. Shinde is also an office bearer of Shiv Sena's film wing, Chitrapat Sena.

He received two bullets injuries in his abdomen and one on the right hand, said additional commissioner of police Fateh Singh Patil.

"After the firing, the assailants were chased by another security guard and both attackers ran away leaving their motorcycle in the jungle of Arey," he said. 

"We have seized the motorcycle. We are finding out the details," Patil added.

Meanwhile, Bachchan tweeted, "Okay! Shooting at Film City... and a gang war shootout 20 feet from where we are... 1
dead.. cops all over." 

It is not clear what the actor was filming when the incident took place. He has been working out at the gym for an untitled film but is yet to reveal the details about the project.

(With Agency Inputs)

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