A horrible tragedy has occurred on set today, actor Alec Baldwin shoots woman and man on the set of Rust. A woman is dead and a man injured following an incident on the New Mexico film set for the movie Rust on Thursday, local time, The New York Times and BBC News report. Sante Fe County Sheriff’s Office confirmed actor Alec Baldwin, who is producing and starring in the film, discharged a prop firearm that killed the director of photography, 42-year-old Halyna Hutchins. The injured man, confirmed to be the film’s writer and director Joel Souza, remains in hospital.
In a statement to AFP news agency, a Santa Fe sheriff spokesman said Mr Baldwin had spoken to detectives.
“He came in voluntarily and he left the building after he finished his interviews,” the spokesman said.
Alec Baldwin shoots woman and injures one man on set.
According to her personal website, Ms Hutchins was from Ukraine and grew up on a Soviet military base in the Arctic Circle. She studied journalism in Kyiv, and film in Los Angeles, and was named a “rising star” by the American Cinematographer magazine in 2019.
She was the director of photography for the 2020 action film Archenemy, directed by Adam Egypt Mortimer.
“I’m so sad about losing Halyna. And so infuriated that this could happen on a set,” Mr Mortimer said in a tweet.