EXCLUSIVE: Steve DeCastro, the stuntman injured Wednesday on the set of USA’s upcoming drama series Shooter, is going to be OK. He was struck by an SUV while filming a scene at the Agua Dulce Airport near Santa Clarita, CA, and was airlifted to the nearby Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital. Paramedics with the Los Angeles Fire Department described his injuries as “moderate” and not life-threatening. “There were no broken bones – just bumps and bruises,” an LAFD spokesman told Deadline.
A woman who answered the phone in DeCastro’s hospital room declined comment, saying, “It’s better that you not call here again.”
A source told Deadline that Shooter co-star Tom Sizemore was driving the vehicle that accidentally struck DeCastro, partially trapping him beneath it. The actor’s manager did not return calls. Cal/OSHA is investigating.
DeCastro has dozens of TV and film stunt credits on his résumé, ranging from Inception and Thor to Daredevil and Aquarius.
Shooter, from Paramount TV and Universal Cable Productions, follows Bob Lee Swagger (Ryan Phillippe), a decorated ex-Marine sniper who is coaxed back into action by his former commanding officer (Omar Epps) after he learns about a plot to kill the President. Shantel VanSanten and Cynthia Addai-Robinson also star along with Sizemore.