Tucson won’t air ‘Law & Order’ episode during prime time

Laura Donovan Contributor
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An upcoming “Law & Order” episode inspired by the January 8 Tucson massacre will not be shown by the southern Arizona NBC affiliate, reports CBS News.

NBC’s Tucson affiliate says it won’t broadcast the episode during daytime because the segment closely resembles the shooting rampage that took place in the city earlier this year. According to CBS, an NBC preview says Monday’s episode features “a crazed gunman” who “goes on a rampage at a political rally, killing a state senator.”

The shooting, which left six people dead, injured many, and left Rep. Gabrielle Giffords with sustained gunshot wounds to the head, took place during a “Congress on Your Corner” constituent event.

Bill Shaw, KVOA president and general manager, explained that “the Tucson community is still going through the healing process” and NBC’s episode includes too many similarities to “that horrible day.”

KVOA will air the “Law & Order: LA” episode on May 17 at 1:05 in the morning.