The long awaited N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton finally began filming after wrangling over who would be cast in the roles for the seminal gangster rap collective. But those who have been cast as Dr. Dre, DJ Yella, DJ Ren, Eazy E and Ice Cube may be having second thoughts about participating in the project. According to TMZ, last week the crew was filming scenes for the movie outside the Compton Courthouse in Los Angeles when several gunmen opened fire from a car nearby. Apparently targeting a group of residents standing near the set and flashing gang signs, no one working on the film was hurt. But a bystander was shot and survived. The L.A. Sheriff’s Department said it is investigating, but have not concluded whether or not the incident was truly gang related.
Filming for “Straight Outta Compton” is expected to continue in another Compton location this week. No one involved with the making of the film has commented on the incident as of press time.