Alec Baldwin fatally shoots woman with prop gun

Actor Alec Baldwin fatally shot one person and injured another in what seem to be an accident on the set of his new movie involving a prop gun

In recent unfortunate news, a woman has died and a man has been injured after actor Alec Baldwin accidentally fired a prop gun on a the film set of 'Rust'. The New Mexico 19th Century western film had Halyna Hutchins, 42, working as director of photography. After the shooting, she was flown to hospital by helicopter but succumbed to her injuries. The injured man, 48-year-old director Joel Souza, was taken to Bonanza Creek Ranch by ambulance, however, there is no further update about his condition. Police said they were investigating and that no charges had been filed, but they are not treating the incident as 'accidental shooting'. The incident involved the misfiring of a prop gun with blanks, and in a statement to AFP news agency, a Santa Fe sheriff spokesman said Mr. Baldwin had spoken to detectives. "He came in voluntarily and he left the building after he finished his interviews," the spokesman said. Mr., Baldwin, who is a co-producer of the film and plays its namesake, has starred in numerous TV and film roles since the 1980s. Hutchins was from Ukraine and grew up on a Soviet military base in the Arctic Circle, according to her personal website. She studied journalism in Kyiv, and film in Los Angeles, and was named a "rising star" by the American Cinematographer magazine in 2019. She was the director of photography for the 2020 action film Archenemy, directed by Adam Egypt Mortimer.

Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was killed in an incident involving a prop gun on the set of “Rust”

Halyna Hutchins - cinematographer & Director of Photography - shot & killed by a prop gun during filming

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