American actor Alec Baldwin claims he accidentally shot a cinematographer dead with a prop gun.
He also wounded the writer-director on the set of his new movie.
The movie “Rust” Alec Baldwin was filming where he accidentally killed the woman on set with a gun is about a boy who is convicted of accidental murder.
I feel bad for all involved. I think it’s fair to say Alec Baldwin is devastated. pic.twitter.com/wYHesjpVQm
— laney (@dailylaney) October 22, 2021
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Director of Photography Halyna Hutchins was transported to University of New Mexico Hospital following the shooting, where she was pronounced dead. Director Joel Souza is in critical condition.
“We’re trying to determine right now how and what type of projectile was used in the firearm,” said a spokesperson for the Santa Fe County Sherriff’s Office in a statement to the New York Times.
An investigation into the incident is reportedly underway. No charges have been filed as of yet.