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An actor has died after being shot while filming a music video in the Australian city of Brisbane.

An actor has died after being shot while filming a music video in the Australian city of Brisbane.

The man, in his 20s, suffered a chest wound inside a bar in Eagle Lane in the city centre, Queensland police said. Several firearms had been discharged during the filming just before 1400 local time (0400 GMT), said Detective Inspector Tom Armitt.

Police have not named the band, but local media have reported it is Sydney-based hip hop group Bliss N Eso.

“At this point in time, Queensland Police are conducting a criminal investigation,” Insp Armitt said “We do not know specifically how those injuries occurred at this point in time and that’ll be [the] subject of our investigation.”

Brooklyn Standard bar said it would remain closed on Monday as police conducted their investigation.

“The incident occurred during a film shoot at the venue, for which Brooklyn Standard had been wholly rented out, outside of opening hours,” it said in a statement on Facebook.

“We would like everyone to know that none of our staff were involved in the incident and everyone is safe, and we are doing everything we can to help the police investigation at this time.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of the individual involved, and we appreciate your respect and understanding at this time.”

Investigations were continuing, police said, adding that there was no risk to the public. The sequel to the Hollywood blockbuster Pacific Rim, starring British actor John Boyega, had been filming in the same area in recent weeks.

A spokesman for that production told Australian media that the incident had nothing to do with their filming and that their set was closed on Monday.