Alec Baldwin discharged a prop gun that killed a cinematographer on set, police say

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Police have named Alec Baldwin as the person who discharged a prop gun that killed a cinematographer and left another person injured in a tragic incident on set in New Mexico on Oct. 21.

The 63-year-old was filming Western Rust at Bonanza Creek Ranch near Santa Fe when Halyna Hutchins was fatally shot and director Joel Souza was injured, police say. Halyna, 42, was taken to hospital, where she was pronounced dead on arrival, while Joel is receiving treatment.

The Santa Fe County Sheriff said it was investigating the incident, including what was discharged from the prop gun and how it was fired. Alec’s spokesperson said a prop gun with blanks was misfired, according to The Associated Press. No one has been charged in connection with the incident.

Production on Rust has been shut down as the investigation continues.

“The entire cast and crew has been absolutely devastated by today’s tragedy, and we send our deepest condolences to Halyna’s family and loved ones,” Rust Movie Productions LLC, the film’s production company, said in a statement.

“We will be providing counselling services to everyone connected to the film as we work to process this awful event.”

Alec Baldwin discharged a prop gun that killed a cinematographer on set, police say
© Provided by Hello! Halyna was killed in the incident on set on Oct. 21, and Joel is receiving treatment for his injuries. Photos: © Sonia Recchia/Getty Images and Jim Spellman/Getty Images

The International Cinematographers Guild, Local 600, said it was cooperating with the investigation.

“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,” president John Lindley and executive director Rebecca Rhine said in a statement.

“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.”

Alec Baldwin discharged a prop gun that killed a cinematographer on set, police say
© Provided by Hello! Bonanza Creek Ranch is on the outskirts of Santa Fe. Photo: © Sam Wasson/Getty Images

Bonanza Creek Ranch has been a popular production location for Westerns since the 1950s, and it’s hosted crews that have made classics such as Silverado and James Stewart‘s The Man from Laramie.

According to The New York Times, only blank ammunition is allowed on film sets. Some productions use replica guns or firearms made out of rubber, while films sometimes use real firearms that discharge blanks. There are also safety rules for what is considered appropriate distance for discharging any prop gun on set, an expert told the publication.

This is not the first time someone has died on a set in an accident involving a prop gun.

In 1993, actor Brandon Lee – the son of actor and martial arts legend Bruce Lee – was killed on set during filming for the cult classic The Crow. An autopsy revealed the gun had contained a bullet when it was supposed to have had a blank. Actor John-Eric Hexum also died on set in 1984 when he put a prop gun containing blanks to his head and pulled the trigger.

We are sending our thoughts to everyone affected by this tragic event.

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