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Hunky Josh Duhamel's Gunfight Scene Scared The Bejeezus Out Of Highland Park

Josh Duhamel shooting a scene out of "Battle Creek" in Highland Park (Photo courtesy of @HLP90042)
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Although we're all pretty used to having film crews shoot TV shows or movies in our neighborhoods, a crazy (and loud) gun fire scene past midnight just might be pushing it a bit.

The Eastsider LA reported that Highland Park residents called police last night about hearing fake gunshots that they thought were real that continued past midnight. But wait, it was just stud Josh Duhamel shooting scenes for upcoming CBS detective drama Battle Creek (created by Breaking Bad's Vince Gilligan and House's David Shore!). Who knew Highland Park could be a stand-in for Battle Creek, MI?

Highland Park's inside source, Twitter account @HLP90042 tweeted out a play-by-play of the events that transpired last night at 56th Ave. and Figueroa Ave. (that was transformed into McCamly St. and Michigan Ave.). Here's are some choice gems:

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Here's a video from @HLP90042 that shows a scene filmed at 56th Ave. and Figueroa Ave. with the action starting at the 0:49-minute mark: