Actor shot dead while filming scene for music video in Australia

An actor has been shot dead in a bar in Brisbane while shooting a music video for Australian hip hop duo Bliss n Eso. Johann Ofner was shot in the chest in what has been described by Queensland Police 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. The 28-year-old was an actor and a model, described in his talent online profile as “open minded and always eager to achieve new skills”.

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.

Queensland Police Detective Inspector Tom Armitt

Queensland state police detective inspector Tom 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.