Alec Baldwin accidentally shoots prop gun on set of new movie ‘Rust,’ killing one person and leaving another with fatal injuries

Alec Baldwin accidentally shoots prop gun on set of new movie ‘Rust,’ killing one person and leaving another with fatal injuries



Alec Baldwin fatally shot a cinematographer and injured a director during a tragic accident when a prop gun discharged on the New Mexico movie set of the film “Rust".



Director of Photography Halyna Hutchins was pronounced dead shortly after being transported to a hospital in Albuquerque, New Mexico on Thursday after gun shot wounds to the stomach.



The man injured has been confirmed to be the director of the film, Joel Souza, who is said to have been hit in the shoulder.







A spokesperson for Baldwin confirmed that there was an accident on the set involving the misfire of a prop gun with blanks.



The Santa Fe New Mexican reported that 63-year-old Baldwin was seen on Thursday October 21 outside the sheriff’s office in tears, but attempts to get comment from him were unsuccessful.



Police have confirmed lead actor Alec Baldwin was the one who fired the prop gun. Santa Fe Sheriff's department said in a statement:



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