The N.W.A. flick “Straight Outta Compton” just got christened with a drive-by shooting … right in front of the movie crew.
Eyewitnesses tell TMZ … the gunfire erupted outside the Compton Courthouse last week when some neighborhood guys, not actors, flashed gang signs at a passing car.
We’re told the gunmen were NOT targeting the crew — but since they were setting up outside the courthouse the bullets came dangerously close. One nearby civilian was hit, and collapsed next to the set … but survived.
The L.A. County Sheriff’s Dept. tells us the shooting is under investigation. They have not yet determined if it was gang-related.
We’re told filming will continue this week in a rough area of Compton … even though many members of the cast and crew are shaken, and worried about their safety.