KENWOOD — The sounds of gunfire could be heard more than three blocks away as crews from the NBC show “Chicago PD” were in the neighborhood Sunday and Monday shooting scenes for the crime drama from the creators of “Law and Order.”
Crew members wheeled trolleys of prop guns down Berkeley Avenue to waiting trucks on 44th Street as the actors, cameramen and soundmen piled into 4344 S. Berkeley Ave. for a late 4 p.m. lunch break.
Crew said they were not allowed to speak with media, but said they had just finished shooting a scene where a drug dealer is shot.
The show is set to premiere on Jan. 8 and follows Sgt. Hank Voight, played by Jason Beghe and detectives Erin Lindsay, played by Sophia Bush, and Antonio Dawson, played by Jon Seda.
In a nod to realism, the scenes about the officers from the 21st District were shot in the former Chicago Police Department’s 21st District before it was absorbed into the Wentworth District in 2011.
With dripping noses, seven crew members manned lights shining through the first-floor windows of 4557 S. Ellis Ave.
Crew members said they were filming scenes inside the first floor of the brick and greystone home across from St. James United Methodist Church.