'Narcos' location manager killed while scouting in Mexico

ANI | Updated: Sep 18, 2017 03:49 IST

Los Angeles [U.S.A], Sept. 18 (ANI): Carlos Munoz Portal, veteran location manager who worked on 'Narcos' and movies like 'Spectre,' was shot and killed earlier in the week while scouting an area in rural Mexico.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the 37-year-old was found dead in a vehicle hit with multiple gunshots.

The motive of the shooting is unclear. Portal reportedly was scouting solo, and he was working in an area prone to murders

Portal often worked with Hollywood productions that filmed in Mexico, including 'Fast & Furious', 'Apocalypto', 'Man on Fire', 'Sicario' and its upcoming sequel 'Soldado'.

The streaming giant, Netflix issued a brief statement, which read, "We are aware of the passing of Carlos Munoz Portal, a well-respected scout, and send our condolences to his family. The facts surrounding his death are still unknown as authorities continue to investigate."

Season four of 'Narcos' moves from Colombia to Mexico, and it centers on the fearsome Juarez Cartel.

It remains to be seen if the production will move forward with Mexico locations for season four. (ANI)