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"Dead Man Down" Colin Farrell film set close to scene of Phila. teen's fatal shooting

Crews outside the film set for the Colin Farrell movie "Dead Man Down" CBS/Jim Melwert

Philadelphia teen killed steps from scene of Colin Farrell film "Dead Man Down"
Crew members at the film set for the Colin Farrell movie "Dead Man Down"
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(CBS/KYW/AP) PHILADELPHIA - A Philadelphia teenager was  fatally shot right around the corner from where the new Colin Farrell movie  "Dead Man Down" was about to film.

Police on Tuesday identified the victim as 18-year-old Robert Sneed, who was shot Monday afternoon in the city's Frankford neighborhood.

Sneed was shot in the back and side and was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.

Police say a witness spotted the shooter running into a nearby home. According to CBS Philly, three people were taken into custody and a gun was recovered. No charges have been filed.

"Dead Man Down," a mob movie starring Farrell and Noomi Rapace, was scheduled to film nearby starting Tuesday.

Production assistant Scott Faust was at the scene not long after the shooting, and noted the irony.

"One of the officers was like, 'Your movie's called Dead Man Down, isn't it?' And I was like, 'yeah.' And he was like, 'oh ...'" Faust told CBS Philly.

Production assistant Sean Galczyk was at the set as investigators were working the crime scene.

"I'd say it's definitely really ironic to be a part of this (fictional film), and then to see it (in real life)," Galczyk told the station. "It's weird."

The crew has already filmed scenes elsewhere in the city.

  • Edecio Martinez

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