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A tragic accident on the set of “Rust” has left one crew member dead and another hospitalized. The accident took place Thursday (October 21) at Bonanza Creek Ranch south of Santa Fe, New Mexico.
According to reports, a prop gun fired by actor Alec Baldwin “discharged a projectile” and struck director of photography Halyna Hutchins, 42, and director Joel Souza, 48. Hutchins was taken by helicopter to University of New Mexico Hospital where she was pronounced dead.
Souza was transported via ambulance to Christus St. Vincent’s Regional Medical Center. His current condition is unknown.
“According to investigators it appears that the scene being filmed involved the use of a prop firearm when it was discharged,” a statement from authorities said. “Detectives are investigating how and what type of projectile was discharged.”
A source close to the investigation told The Santa Fe New Mexican that Baldwin was questioned by investigators late Thursday and was seen by a New Mexican reporter and photographer in tears.
No charges have been filed, and the investigation is open, Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office Spokesman Juan Ríos wrote in a news release.
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