The filming of a TV series that features Snoop Dogg’s trial for murder sparked panic as a shooting re-enactment caused members of the public to flee a Californian park.
The 44-year-old rapper, real name Cordozar Calvin Broadus, Jr, was arrested in August 1993 in connection with the death of Phillip Woldermariam, a member of a rival gang who was shot dead by Snoop’s bodyguard, MCKinley Lee, reported TMZ.
Both were charged with murder, as the rapper was allegedly driving the vehicle from where Lee had shot Woldermariam.
Both were later acquitted, but the famous murder trial is now the subject of a US documentary series Rich and Acquitted, and a reenactment of the murder took place at a San Fernando Valley park.
Members of the public ran for cover as they heard what sounded like gunfire at Tarzana Park during the filming last week.
Local police were told that blanks would be used to replicate the gunfire in the filming of the murder scene, but people in the park were unaware and were under the impression that a real gun battle had broken out.