Alec Baldwin fired prop gun accidentally killing a woman on set of movie Rust – sheriff

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Alec Baldwin fired a prop weapon connected a movie acceptable successful an mishap that killed a photography main and injured a director, authorities successful New Mexico person said.

A connection from the Santa Fe Sheriff’s bureau said Baldwin, who is acting successful and producing the movie Rust, had fired the prop weapon connected Thursday.

The said deputies were dispatched to the Bonanza Creek Ranch movie acceptable of the occidental Rust erstwhile an 911 caller reported a shooting connected the set.

“The sheriff’s bureau confirms that 2 individuals were changeable connected the acceptable of Rust. Halyna Hutchins, 42, manager of photography and Joel Souza, 48, director, were changeable erstwhile a prop firearm was discharged by Alec Baldwin, 68, shaper and actor,”it said.

“Ms Hutchins was transported, via helicopter, to University of New Mexico Hospital wherever she was pronounced dormant by aesculapian personnel. Mr Souza was transported by ambulance to Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical halfway wherever helium is undergoing attraction for his injuries.”

“This probe remains unfastened and active. No charges person been filed successful respect to this incident.”

Juan Rios, from the Sheriff’s Office, told the Guardian: “Mr Baldwin came successful voluntarily to talk with investigators and aft speaking with them helium left.”

Production has been halted connected the occidental movie Rust, which was being directed by Souza with Baldwin producing and starring successful it.

A spokesperson for Baldwin said determination was an mishap connected the acceptable involving the misfire of a prop weapon with blanks.

The Santa Fe New Mexican reported Baldwin was seen connected Thursday extracurricular the sheriff’s bureau successful tears, but attempts to get remark from him were unsuccessful.

“According to investigators, it appears that the country being filmed progressive the usage of a prop firearm erstwhile it was discharged,” sheriff’s spokesperson Juan Rios told the Albuquerque Journal. “Detectives are investigating however and what benignant of projectile was discharged.”

Deputies responded astir 2pm to the movie acceptable astatine the Bonanza Creek Ranch aft 911 calls came successful of a idiosyncratic being changeable connected set, Rios said.

Filming for Rust was acceptable to proceed into aboriginal November, according to a quality merchandise from the New Mexico Film Office.

The movie is astir a 13-year-old lad who is near to fend for himself and his younger member pursuing the decease of their parents successful 1880s Kansas, according to the Internet Movie Database website. The teen goes connected the tally with his long-estranged gramps (played by Baldwin) aft the lad is sentenced to bent for the accidental sidesplitting of a section rancher.

In 1993, Brandon Lee, 28, lad of the precocious martial-arts prima Bruce Lee, died aft being deed by a .44-caliber slug portion filming a decease country for the movie The Crow. The weapon was expected to person fired a blank, but an autopsy turned up a slug lodged adjacent his spine.