The N.W.A biopic has already gotten a little too close to reality. Last week, a drive-by shooting went down near the set of the film in Compton.
Eyewitnesses tell TMZ … the gunfire erupted outside the Compton Courthouse last week when some neighborhood guys, not actors, flashed gang signs at a passing car.
We’re told the gunmen were NOT targeting the crew — but since they were setting up outside the courthouse the bullets came dangerously close. One nearby civilian was hit, and collapsed next to the set … but survived.
The L.A. County Sheriff’s Dept. tells us the shooting is under investigation. They have not yet determined if it was gang-related.
We’re told filming will continue this week in a rough area of Compton … even though many members of the cast and crew are shaken, and worried about their safety.
Did the producers not holla at the right OGs?
Straight Outta Compton is due in theaters August 14, 2015.
Photo: Universal Pictures