Carlos Munoz Portal, who had worked on films including Sicario and Fast & Furious, was found dead in his car on a dirt road.
The story was first reported by El Pais. A friend of Portal’s told the Spanish daily that the 37-year-old was killed on Monday in a rural area in Mexico, outside of Mexico City. He was found in a vehicle hit with multiple gunshots.
The motive of the shooting is unclear. Portal reportedly was scouting solo, and he was working in an area prone to murders.
Portal was an experienced location manager who had worked on numerous Hollywood productions in Mexico, including Tony Scott’s Man on Fire, Mel Gibson’s Apocalypto and the latest Bond film, Spectre.
Netflix said in a statement: “We are aware of the passing of Carlos Munoz Portal, a well-respected location scout, and send our condolences to his family.”
“The facts surrounding his death are still unknown as authorities continue to investigate,” the company added.
The fourth season of Narcos – originally produced by the video streaming service to appeal to the Latin American marker – is expected to take place in Mexico.
There were 2,186 murders in the country in May – a new high since records began 20 years ago.