'Narcos' location scout shot dead in Mexico

Mexican location scout Carlos Munoz Portal was shot to death in a violent region in central Mexico while scouting for season four of Netflix’s popular show Narcos.

The seasoned scout worked for Stacy Perskie’s Mexico City-based production company Redrum, has a slew of high profile credits to his name, including, Sicario, Spectre, Fast & Furious and Apocalypto, reported Variety.

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

Munoz’s bullet-riddled body and car were found in a remote area near San Bartolo Actopan in the state of Mexico near the borders of Hidalgo state, which is said to have one of the highest murder rates in Mexico.

Narcos season four is said to be exploring the origins of Mexico’s infamous Juarez cartel just as season three focused on the rise and fall of Colombia’s Cali cartel and heralded the shift of the drug wars to Mexico.