Law & Order Filming Episode Inspired by Giffords
But a rep makes sure to note the show is fiction
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 26, 2011 8:46 AM CDT
In this Jan. 5, 2011 file photo, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., takes part in a reenactment of her swearing-in, on Capitol Hill in Washington.   (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

(Newser) – You had to see this one coming: Law & Order: LA is filming a "ripped from the headlines" episode that echoes the Gabrielle Giffords shooting. Filming started yesterday on an episode involving a female state senator who is gunned down in public, Entertainment Weekly reports. A rep for the show helpfully clarified that the Law & Order is a work of fiction. No official word on when NBC will air the show, though one Arizona Republic writer was told it would be the season finale.