Alec Baldwin Discharges Prop Firearm, Killing Film Crew Member and Injuring Another
Actor Alec Baldwin fired a prop gun on the set of a movie, killing one film crew member and injuring another, according to authorities.
A law enforcement statement was provided to CNN.
“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.”
Director of photography Halyna Hutchins was pronounced dead at University of New Mexico Hospital after being transported by helicopter, as CNN reports. She was 42.
Ambulance transported Director Joel Souza to Christus St. Vincent’s Regional Medical Center. As the outlet notes, details on his condition have not been released.
Fox News reported that a reporter and photographer from The Santa Fe New Mexican said they saw Baldwin “in tears” following the incident.
Sheriff’s spokesman Juan Rios said the “investigation remains open and active,” adding, “No charges have been filed in regard to this incident. Witnesses continue to be interviewed by detectives.”
Earlier this month, the New Mexico Film Office announced the movie, “Rust,” was being filmed and would be in production until early November, as NBC News reports.
A spokesperson for Baldwin said in a statement, “Production has been halted for the time being. The safety of our cast and crew remains our top priority.”
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