Gun Accident On The Set Of Alec Baldwin Film “Rust”

Alec Baldwin Film Set Mishap Leads To 1 Death

The prop firearm was discharged by Alec Baldwin.

The incident occurred during the film’s set at Bonanza Creek Ranch on the outskirts of Santa Fe, New Mexico which killed a woman and injured a man due to a gun accident.
Photo of the Remarkables mountain range in Queenstown, New Zealand.

“There was an accident today on the New Mexico set of Rust involving the misfire of a prop gun with blanks,” a Rust Movie Productions LLC representative informed Deadline.

“Two crew members have been taken to the hospital and are receiving care. Production has been halted for the time being. The safety of our cast and crew remains our top priority.”

Photo of the Remarkables mountain range in Queenstown, New Zealand.

According to the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office, the 42-year-old female director of photography named Halyna Hutchins, was flown to the University of New Mexico by helicopter but was later pronounced dead from her injuries. Meanwhile, the other director named Joel Souza is currently being treated at the hospital.

The Sheriff’s Office said in a statement Thursday that “detectives are investigating how [the prop firearm was used] and what type of projectile was discharged,” and later added that the incident “remains an active investigation. As more information becomes available, updates will be provided.”

Photo of the Remarkables mountain range in Queenstown, New Zealand.

Alec Baldwin who discharged the prop firearm during the scene was not injured. A rep for both the actor and production company did not respond to any media outlets’ solicitation for input.

Reactions to Gun Accident On Set Of Alec Baldwin Film “Rust”

I feel for Alec Baldwin. How can anyone ever get over something so horrific like this? Truly Shocking 😢 #AlecBaldwin #HalynaHutchins #RUST

@gajalasonic

it feels really fucked to think alec baldwin accidentally killed cinematographer halyna hutchins today on set and her last instagram post is her talking about how excited she is to work on a western. this feels very heartbreaking? for everyone involved?

@erinisaway

alec baldwin when the gun went off

@EpicFunnyName

I'd be reluctant to bag on Alec Baldwin right now, it is very likely that this was not his fault. Horrible to imagine

@LingoUnbound

Halyna Hutchins last couple of posts showed how excited she was to be working on this Alec Baldwin western, and then it ends in tragedy. So sad 🙏🏾 #RIP

@joshuachenault1

Alec Baldwin has officially killed more people than Trump.

@realShane77

Retweet if you've killed less women than Alec Baldwin

@russiancosmist

Why the hell did #AlecBaldwin have a ‘prop gun’ capable of killing someone? Wtf?

@almostalwaysx3

Alec Baldwin when the lighting in the scene is too dim

@RopeBrah

I feel bad for all involved. I think it’s fair to say Alec Baldwin is devastated.

@dailylaney

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