Alec Baldwin Fatally Shoots Crew Member With Prop Firearm on Film Set, Authorities Say

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The director of photography in an Alec Baldwin motion picture was killed and the film’s director was hurt on Thursday afternoon when the actor fired a prop firearm on the established of a movie in New Mexico, the authorities mentioned.

Halyna Hutchins, 42, was killed and Joel Souza, 48, was wounded about 1:50 p.m. on the established of “Rust,” a Western remaining filmed in Santa Fe County, Juan Rios, a spokesman for the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office, said. The situations of the capturing are underneath investigation.

Mr. Rios said the capturing at Bonanza Creek Ranch happened in the center of a scene that was either remaining rehearsed or filmed. He reported the Sheriff’s Workplace was interviewing persons on the set to determine how the two experienced been shot.

“We’re seeking to identify ideal now how and what variety of projectile was utilized in the firearm,” he said.

Mr. Rios said on Thursday night time that the Sheriff’s Office environment experienced not submitted prices towards anybody in relationship with the shooting.

Ms. Hutchins was flown to the University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque, exactly where she later on died, Mr. Rios said. Mr. Souza was taken to CHRISTUS St. Vincent Regional Professional medical Heart in Santa Fe.

The film’s producers and a consultant for Mr. Baldwin, 63, did not immediately answer to email messages or phone calls on Thursday night time.

On Thursday early morning, Mr. Baldwin posted a photograph on Instagram in his movie costume, which included what appeared to be a prosthetic wound on his torso.

A statement from the New Mexico Film Business on Oct. 6 mentioned the movie’s manufacturing corporation, Rust Movie Productions LLC, would use 75 crew customers, 22 actors and 230 “background expertise.”

“Rust” is a film about a 13-yr-outdated boy who goes on the operate with his estranged grandfather after the accidental killing of a neighborhood rancher, according to IMDb. The motion picture, which was set to be filmed this thirty day period and upcoming month, is directed by Joel Souza and stars Frances Fisher and Mr. Baldwin, who is also creating the film.

The capturing echoed an accident on a film established in 1993 in which the actor Brandon Lee, Bruce Lee’s son, was shot and killed during a scene when a bullet that was lodged in the barrel of a gun was discharged together with a blank cartridge.