Alec Baldwin accidentally killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, injured Director on the set of ‘Rust’ as he fired the prop gun.
As being reported, Alec Baldwin fired a prop gun while filming a scene in New Mexico on Thursday, that caused the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and wounded director Joel Souza.
Hutchins was flown to the University of New Mexico Hospital by helicopter but died of her injuries.
The Sheriff’s office in a statement said that Hutchins and Souza “were shot when a prop firearm was discharged by Alec Baldwin, 68, producer, and actor.”
No one was arrested in the incident, and no charges have been filed so far, the office said.
“This incident remains an active investigation. As more information becomes available, updates will be provided,” the sheriff’s department said.
The Santa Fe New Mexican reported that Baldwin was questioned by investigators, and was in tears.
International Cinematographers Guild, Local 600, confirmed her death. While Souza has left the hospital after treatment.
“We received the devastating news this evening, that one of our members, Halyna Hutchins, the Director of Photography on a production called ‘Rust’ in New Mexico died from injuries sustained on the set,” said John Lindley, the president of the guild, and Rebecca Rhine, the executive director, in a statement.
“The details are unclear at this moment, but we are working to learn more, and we support a full investigation into this tragic event. This is a terrible loss, and we mourn the passing of a member of our Guild’s family.”
The production company in its initial statement issued on Thursday afternoon, said, “There was an accident today on the New Mexico set of ‘Rust’ involving the misfire of a prop gun with blanks.”