Alec Baldwin discharged gun in incident that killed cinematographer.

Published October 22, 2021 907 Views

Alec Baldwin discharged gun in incident that killed cinematographer.
Alec Baldwin  discharged a prop firearm on the set of the upcoming film "Rust" on Thursday, killing the cinematographer and injuring the film's director in an on-set incident, authorities say.
A helicopter transported cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, 42, to the University of New Mexico Hospital, where she was pronounced dead by medical personnel, according to the  Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office.
The director, 42-year-old Joel Souza, was transported via ambulance to Christus St.
Vincent’s hospital and is receiving emergency treatment for his injuries.
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"According to investigators it appears that the scene being filmed involved the use of a prop firearm when it was discharged," a release from the sheriff's office said.
"Detectives are investigating how and what type of projectile was discharged."

Deputies responded to a 911 call Thursday afternoon that someone had been shot on the Bonanza Creek Ranch set of "Rust," according to the sheriff's office.