Alec Baldwin fired prop gun that killed 1, wounded another on set of ‘Rust,’ sheriff says

SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – One person is dead and another wounded after a prop gun fired by Alec Baldwin struck two people on the set of western movie “Rust.”

The Sheriff’s Office says Baldwin shot and killed the photography director, 42-year-old Halyna Hutchins.

Deputies responded Thursday afternoon to the Bonanza Creek Ranch near Santa Fe, New Mexico after 911 dispatchers received calls of someone shot on the set.

The sheriff’s office said the 42-year-old was airlifted to the University of New Mexico Hospital where she later died of her injuries. Another crew member, a 42-year-old male, was wounded in the shooting and taken to a Santa Fe hospital for emergency treatment.

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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,” sheriff’s spokesman Juan Rios told the Albuquerque Journal. “Detectives are investigating how and what type of projectile was discharged.”

Deputies taped off a church on set which was put on lockdown, and production was halted.

Written by Joel Souza, “Rust” also stars Travis Fimmel, Brady Noon, Frances Fisher and Jensen Ackles.

It follows the story of a notorious outlaw played by Baldwin, who goes on the run with his 13-year-old grandson after the boy is sentenced to hang for the accidental killing of a local rancher.

As of right now, no charges have been filed.

This is a developing story.

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