Alec Baldwin accidentally shoots woman on movie set

Alec Baldwin discharged a prop firearm that killed a woman and injured a man

alec baldwin shoots woman on set of rust

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.

According to CNN, Director of photography Halyna Hutchins, 42, was transported to the hospital via helicopter and pronounced dead by medical personnel at University of New Mexico Hospital, according to the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office.
Director Joel Souza, 48, was transported to Christus St. Vincent’s Regional Medical Center by ambulance for care. Details on his condition were not released.
“According to investigators it appears that the scene being filmed involved the use of a prop firearm when it was discharged,” the statement said. “Detectives are investigating how and what type of projectile was discharged.”
The incident happened at approximately 1:50 p.m. local time, investigators said.
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“Rust” is a Western film set in the 1880s that stars Baldwin, Travis Fimmel and Jensen Ackles.
Email requests for comment sent to the film’s production company and a representative for Baldwin were not immediately returned.
The Sheriff’s Office said the investigation “remains open and active” and no charges have been filed.

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.

The last time this occurred, was on the movie set of The Crow in 1993, when Brandon Lee died performing much of his own stunts.

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