Alec Baldwin fires prop gun, killing cinematographer and wounding director: authorities
An apparent mishap on the set of Alec Baldwin’s movie, “Rust,” at a New Mexico ranch, sent two members of the film crew to hospitals, with one of them, a cinematographer, losing her life, Fox News has confirmed.
The Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office said deputies were dispatched to the set outside Santa Fe around 1:50 p.m. local time, and the call indicated an individual had been shot.
Investigators said the prop firearm was being used during filming when it was discharged by Baldwin, hitting his director of photography, Halyna Hutchins, and director Joel Souza. Hutchins later died after being flown to a hospital in Albuquerque, while Souza was in critical condition at a hospital in Santa Fe.
Detectives were investigating how the shootings happened and what type of projectile was discharged, the sheriff said.