Devastating news out of Santa Fe, New Mexico, today.
While famed actor Alec Baldwin was on set of an upcoming western movie titled “Rust,” he accidentally shot two people with a prop gun.
According to Variety, both director Joel Souza and cinematographer Halyna Hutchins were shot in the accidental discharge. Hutchins was airlifted to a hospital where she was pronounced dead. Souza was driven by ambulance where he is currently being treated for his injuries.
The location was at Bonanza Creek Ranch in Santa Fe, which was sent to lockdown after the shots were fired at 1:50 PM.
John Lindley, the president of the International Cinematographers Guild, Local 600, and Rebecca Rhine, the executive director, released the following statement:
“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.
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 Sheriff’s office noted:
“Detectives are investigating how and what type of projectile was discharged.”
No charges have been filed thus far.
Written and directed by Joel Souza, Rust tells the story of a 13 year-old boy who left to fend for himself and his younger brother following the death of their parents in 1880’s Kansas.
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