'Respected' 'Narcos' Location Scout Fatally Shot in Mexico - NBC Chicago

'Respected' 'Narcos' Location Scout Fatally Shot in Mexico

"The facts surrounding his death are still unknown as authorities continue to investigate," Netflix said

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    This April 4, 2017, file photo shows a view of houses painted with vivid colors in Pachuca, Hidalgo, Mexico.

    A seasoned film location scout was fatally shot in a violent part of central Mexico last week while scouting for the Netflix show "Narcos," Variety reported.

    Carlos Munoz Portal's body was found in a bullet-ridden car in a remote area near the border of Hidalgo state, which this July had 12.2 homicides for every 100,000 inhabitants.

    Munoz Portal worked for a Mexico-City based production company and had a hand in movies like "Fast & Furious," "Spectre" and "Sicario."

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