'Narcos' location scout found riddled with bullets in Mexico

'Narcos' location scout found riddled with bullets in Mexico

'Narcos' location scout found riddled with bullets in Mexico

Veteran location manager Carlos Munoz was shot and killed while scouting for season 4 of Narcos.

Carlos Muñoz Portal, who was 37 years old, was found dead in his vehicle. Munoz was just 37 years old.

He was found in his vehicle "riddled with bullets" in Hidalgo, which has one of the highest murder rates in the country. This area reportedly has a homicide rate of 12.2 per 100,000 inhabitants, according to the outlet.

The Narcos series provides a dramatized version of the historical events dealing with the drug cartels and criminal organizations responsible for most of the violence in Central and South America, and most recently in Mexico.

A Netflix statement said, "We are aware of the passing of Carlos Muñoz Portal, a well-respected location scout, and send our condolences to his family".

Netflix issued a statement saying. They are supposedly considering a move to Columbia for the next season of filming, which is where the show had started out before moving to Mexico.

The experienced location scout had worked on several high profile films including Mel Gibson's Apocalypto, Fast & Furious and the James Bond film Spectre.

Authorities have not yet released any details about a potential motive or suspects. Police are now investigating the circumstances of Portal's death. Nor confirmation either way had been made public by Netflix at the time of this writing.

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