There was shooting in the middle of shooting “House of Lies,” TMZ has learned.
Here’s how it went down. This afternoon, the show was on location at Nickerson Gardens housing project in South Central L.A. Sources on the set tell us … the location shoot attracted a crowd, which began to swell. Turns out, members of rival gangs were among the onlookers.
At one point, T.I., Don Cheadle and Kristen Bell had just finished a scene. The rival gang members began to get aggressive and suddenly shots rang out.
It’s unclear how many members of the cast were still present when shots were fired, but we’re told bodyguards jumped in to protect the cast and crew.
We’re told no one was injured.
Cops were called but by then the gang members had dispersed.
We’re told the TV production resumed shooting at a different location.
One of the guys involved in the “House of Lies” shooting tells TMZ … his crew only fired shots to teach the production a lesson about respect … but they never put lives in real danger.
The gang’s head honcho — named simply P — says he and fellow members felt disrespected by producers who benefited from the location but failed to give back by donating to the community.
He’s also adamant … they didn’t shoot AT anybody … only in the air.
The gang member adds, “It would be different if they (producers) went there and helped out my hood … but they want to use it to make a million and not give us s**t.”
P says, “F**k that” adding “we let them muthaf***as be shook for a minute and sweat … but they left with a real feeling of what it’s like in the projects.”