Woman Dead After Actor Alec Baldwin Fires Prop Gun on Movie Set: Sheriff’s Office

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The Santa Fe County Sheriff's Officers respond   to the country   of a fatal accidental shooting astatine  a Bonanza Creek Ranch movie   acceptable   adjacent   Santa Fe, N.M. connected  Oct. 21, 2021. (Luis Sanchez-Saturno/Santa Fe New Mexican via AP)

The Santa Fe County Sheriff's Officers respond to the country of a fatal accidental shooting astatine a Bonanza Creek Ranch movie acceptable adjacent Santa Fe, N.M. connected Oct. 21, 2021. (Luis Sanchez-Saturno/Santa Fe New Mexican via AP)

A pistillate is dormant and a antheral injured aft they were accidentally changeable by a prop firearm reportedly discharged by histrion Alec Baldwin connected a movie acceptable successful New Mexico connected Thursday.

According to the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office, a 42-year-old pistillate was airlifted to a infirmary and a 48-year-old antheral was receiving exigency attraction astatine different infirmary aft the incident. The pistillate died astatine the hospital.

The incidental took spot connected the movie acceptable of “Rust.”

The Santa Fe County Sheriff’s bureau said successful a satement that the victims “were changeable erstwhile a prop firearm was discharged by Alex Baldwin, 68, shaper and actor,” reported Variety.

The deceased pistillate is cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, and the injured antheral is manager Joel Souza.

Filming was scheduled to proceed into aboriginal November, according to the New Mexico Film Office, but present accumulation of the Western movie has been halted.

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

Epoch Times Photo A record representation of Alec Baldwin attending the NYU Tisch School of the Arts 50th Anniversary Gala astatine Jazz astatine Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall successful New York connected April 4, 2016. (Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)

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

Sheriff’s spokesperson Juan Rios told the Albuquerque Journal, “According to investigators, it appears that the country being filmed progressive the usage of a prop firearm erstwhile it was discharged.

“Detectives are investigating however and what benignant of projectile was discharged.”

Rios said that deputies responded astir 2 p.m. section clip to the movie acceptable astatine the Bonanza Creek Ranch aft 911 reports of a idiosyncratic being changeable connected set.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Mimi Nguyen Ly

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