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

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U.S.|Alec Baldwin Fatally Shoots Crew Member With Prop Firearm connected Film Set, Authorities Say

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The movie’s manager of photography was killed and the manager was injured connected the acceptable of “Rust,” a Western, a sheriff’s bureau successful New Mexico said.

Santa Fe County sheriff's deputies responding to the country   of a fatal shooting connected  a movie   acceptable   astatine  the Bonanza Creek Ranch successful  Santa Fe County, N.M., connected  Thursday.
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Oct. 21, 2021Updated 10:51 p.m. ET

The manager of photography successful an Alec Baldwin movie was killed and the film’s manager was injured connected Thursday day erstwhile the histrion fired a prop firearm connected the acceptable of a movie successful New Mexico, the authorities said.

Halyna Hutchins, 42, was killed and Joel Souza, 48, was injured astir 1:50 p.m. connected the acceptable of “Rust,” a Western being filmed successful Santa Fe County, Juan Rios, a spokesperson for the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office, said. The circumstances of the shooting are nether investigation.

Mr. Rios said the shooting astatine Bonanza Creek Ranch happened successful the mediate of a country that was either being rehearsed oregon filmed. He said the Sheriff’s Office was interviewing radical connected the acceptable to find however the 2 had been shot.

“We’re trying to find close present however and what benignant of projectile was utilized successful the firearm,” helium said.

Mr. Rios said connected Thursday nighttime that the Sheriff’s Office had not filed charges against anyone successful transportation with the shooting.

Ms. Hutchins was flown to the University of New Mexico Hospital successful Albuquerque, wherever she aboriginal died, Mr. Rios said. Mr. Souza was taken to CHRISTUS St. Vincent Regional Medical Center successful Santa Fe.

The film’s producers and a typical for Mr. Baldwin, 63, did not instantly respond to emails oregon telephone calls connected Thursday night.

On Thursday morning, Mr. Baldwin posted a photograph connected Instagram successful his movie costume, which included what appeared to beryllium a prosthetic coiled connected his torso.

A statement from the New Mexico Film Office connected Oct. 6 said the movie’s accumulation company, Rust Movie Productions LLC, would employment 75 unit members, 22 actors and 230 “background talent.”

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“Rust” is simply a movie astir a 13-year-old lad who goes connected the tally with his estranged gramps aft the accidental sidesplitting of a section rancher, according to IMDb. The movie, which was set to beryllium filmed this period and adjacent month, is directed by Joel Souza and stars Frances Fisher and Mr. Baldwin, who is besides producing the film.

The shooting echoed an accident connected a movie acceptable successful 1993 successful which the histrion Brandon Lee, Bruce Lee’s son, was changeable and killed during a country erstwhile a slug that was lodged successful the tube of a weapon was discharged on with a blank cartridge.

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