One person was killed and another injured after Alec Baldwin’s gun discharged on the set of the movie “Rust” on Thursday, according to the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office. Baldwin is playing and co-producing the film. Western.
“The sheriff’s office confirms that two individuals were shot dead on the set of Rust,” the sheriff’s office said in a press release Thursday night. “Halyna Hutchins, 42, director of photography and Joel Souza, 48, director, were shot dead when a gun was discharged by Alec Baldwin, 68, producer and actor. “
Hutchins was transported to the University of New Mexico hospital by helicopter where she died of her injuries. Souza was taken to Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center and was being treated for his injuries, the sheriff’s office said.
The two were gunned down just before 2 p.m. local time Thursday while filming a scene at Bonanza Creek Ranch, according to the sheriff’s office. It was not clear how the gun was unloaded, or what type of projectile may have been fired from it, the sheriff’s office said.
The incident was still under investigation and no charges had been laid.
In a statement posted on Twitter by the Screen Actors Guild – American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, President Fran Drescher and National Executive Director Duncan Crabtree-Ireland said they were “devastated by this tragic news” and expressed their sympathy to the victims. families.
“This is still an active investigation and we don’t have all the facts yet,” SAG-AFTRA leaders said, said the union “would continue to work with production, other unions and authorities to investigate this incident and figure out how to prevent such a thing from happening again. ”
According to Variety, “Rust” also stars Jensen Ackles, Brady Noon and Travis Fimmel.
In 1993, actor Brandon Lee, son of martial arts icon Bruce Lee, wasfor “The Crow” when a gun used on the set discharged a .44 caliber cartridge, believed to be a white one, which struck his abdomen.